Gardeners have lots of reasons for starting vegetable and flower seeds indoors. Because plants are more expensive than seed packets, seed-starting is more economical than buying potted plants. Gardeners can also find more varieties of vegetables and flowers available in seed packets than as potted plants. Seed-starting is also a great way to get a jump-start on the garden season. Many gardeners start seeds indoors 4-8 weeks before the last spring frost date in their area. When starting seeds, make sure you have the right supplies, including peat pellets and peat pots as well as Hotkaps, one of our favorite produces for promoting better germination and growth.