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Cold weather, late start: too late to start seeds in zone 6?

14 years ago

I never got around to starting seeds indoors this year, so last week I sowed some nasturtium, snap peas and sweet pea seeds directly in the ground. (This is the first time I've been able to do this, as this is my first spring in a home with a garden instead of an apartment with a balcony!) Unfortunately for the seeds I planted, we've had a rather heavy frost for the past couple days and more are in the forecast, which is unusual for this time of year. We even had some sleet yesterday. I was planning on direct-sowing some more seeds (poppies and some veggies) but now I'm not sure since the weather is so cold. What to do?

Will the seeds I already planted grow at all, or will they just take a long time to come up because of the cold weather? Should I start some indoors under a light, or is it too late for that?

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