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Squash, Cucumbers and Melon. When to Start?

13 years ago

Hello. I've always seeded squash, cukes, and melons directly into the garden. But they germinate very slowly due to my cool climate (June can be cool here, depending on the wind direction). This year I'd like to germinate them inside under lights and transplant them. I have a heat mat and have started my own tomato plants for the last 3 years. But I know that some vine plants, like cukes, don't like to be confined in pots at a certain stage in their growth.

So I ask, how long before I plan to plant them should I start the seeds? Any other tips you have for those veggies would be helpful. Thanks!


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