UMaine Extension Publication Cited in Sun Journal Article on Start of Growing Season

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication “Starting Seeds at Home,” by Extension educator Marjorie Peronto and Extension master gardener Theresa Guethler was cited in a Sun Journal article about gardeners getting a jump on this year’s growing season. The publication states growing seedlings inside and transplanting them outside is important for plants that take longer to mature or are sensitive to frost, such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and melons. “You can start enjoying flowers and harvesting vegetables four to six weeks earlier than if you had waited for the ground to warm up enough for you to sow the seeds outside,” the bulletin states.