Sprout seeds indoors or in the greenhouse: Gardening basics

When the first daffodils bloom to let us know that spring is around the corner, it is time to start vegetable seeds indoors or in the greenhouse.

It's best to start cool-season crops such as lettuce, cabbage, kale and chard in late February to early March in western Oregon, said Weston Miller, a horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Warm-season crops such as tomatoes and peppers should be started in late March to early April. Tomatoes should be "stepped up" from flats into a four-inch pot and then potentially into a gallon-size pot prior to transplanting, Miller advised.

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