a couple questions

a couple questions

1) I am doing my first "real" vegetable garden this year. I've always stuck a few zuch and tomatoes in a sunny spot by my flowers, but now I want to get serious. I want to try to save money by starting with seedlings. I'm in zone 5/6 (Southwestern Ohio). When should I start my seeds indoors? And what would I start with? (Any links to good first garden guides that includes a guide to starting seeds indoors would be welcome too). 2) I want to buy a grow light. I am on a budget, but I also don't want a piece of crap I'll have to replace after a couple years. Suggestions?
Garden pictures this past week

Garden pictures this past week

Plant ID

Plant ID

delurking post

delurking post

Cherry Tomatos

Cherry Tomatos

If you are in the Seattle area…

If you are in the Seattle area…

New plants

New plants