It’s March and it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor gardens. The best time to start seeds is usually from late March to late May. Generally, you want to start your seeds indoors approximately six to eight weeks prior to planting outdoors so that they are strong and big enough to succeed outdoors. 

Whether you are looking to grow plant varieties not available locally or you want to get a jump start on your larger plants, you can start any seeds you want in a Rise Garden. Read more about how to use your Garden to transplant here

In two to three 8 or 12 pod trays, you can start up to 36 plants using one level of your Rise Garden. Once you have the right supplies, it’s time start planning what you to grow. 

Here’s are recommendation on what to start in round 1 of your Garden from the Rise Gardens store:


After 6-8 weeks of growing, transplant your first round plants to your outside garden and, use our seedless pods (we have bulk purchasing available) to grow anything in your second round! 

A few ideas of what plants to grow in your outdoor garden: 

  • Full-size tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Poblanos 
  • Melons
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli 
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Cabbage

The possibilities are endless! 

For more tips on how to start your garden indoors, our plant scientist has his top tips for seed starting indoors.