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Start with Seedlings
Some plants, like tomatoes, peppers and petunias, are difficult to grow from seed, so Charlie advises buying those plants as seedlings from a local garden center. If you are serious about starting your own seedlings indoors, Charlie says you should buy a special light system to grow your seeds under instead of relying on a windowsill for light, but those are expensive and can run from $60 to several hundred dollars.