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Now is the time for seed starting and the University of Illinois Extension has some tips you will try this out for the first time.
 
Master Gardener Candice Hart says it's as simple as finding some seed-starting soil, get the seed-plants you want, and getting them going.
 
 
The biggest challenge for most when considering seed starting is making sure there is adequate light. Hart says you have a couple options.
 
 
If you're looking to do tomato seed starting, the deadline to start them and have them ready for planting season is starting to draw near. As for other vegetables, Hart says it depends on the date of the last frost.
 
 
Hart says your seed start plants need six to eight hours of sunlight and they need twice as much light with the artificial lighting. 
 
For more details on seed starting, contact your local University of Illinois Extension office.

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