This is my first year really getting involved in gardening and I am looking ahead towards fall and need some tips and pointers.
I purchased one of those seed starter boxes with the "green house" top on it to start some seeds in this year. My question about that is what kinds of things can I start indoors and when should I start them? Should I aim to start them in the starters and then move them into larger containers when they get bigger or should I time it to try to plant them directly outside from the starter cells? I have never done that before but would like to get some of my own things started this year to save money by not buying bedding plants. Can I start vegetables indoors too or are they best started outside? Do I need to purchase lights for my plants and what kind of enironment do I need to start my plants in? Warm and damp? Warm and dry?
Also, what kinds of things should I be planning to do in my yard at the end of the summer? Should I bring hanging baskets inside for the winter? In my baskets and pots I mostly have moss roses, dianthus, and fuchsia. I was told that I should dig up my gladioli and bring them inside and replant in the spring but other than that I don't know what to do with my yard. Are there things I can or should plant or do before fall to get my yard prepped for next year? Any advice or discussion would be great! Thanks so much.