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Bring in the Spring!

Kick off the spring season and create family fun with seed starting in your home!


Now is the perfect time to start your garden indoors. Seed starting can be a very low cost activity that can grow some big benefits! Not only will you benefit by growing your own food, but the act of planting can be very beneficial to our health!


Multiple studies have proven that indoor plants keep you healthier and happier, offering both psychological and physical health benefits. Caring for your plants can also help decrease stress and anxiety. Planting can be a very meditative process that connects us with nature.



Planting can also be a great family activity that encourages kids to investigate, learn, and ask questions as watch the development of different types of plants. Planting with your kids will also emphasize responsibility as they help to care for the plants indoors and prepare them for outdoor planting in the warmer months ahead.



What can we start planting inside our home now?

We are located in northern Illinois, so we live in ZONE 5. Each area of the country has a different zone based on average temperatures for ideal planting. Here is a list of some vegetable plants that you can begin now if you live in ZONE 5.

(Please note, the seed packet you choose will indicate additional specifics on ideal growing conditions and temperatures for your plants)

  • Lettuce

  • Tomatoes

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Peas

  • Cucumbers

  • Peppers



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