Using biodegradable toilet paper rolls - a great way to start seeds indoors and not disturb the roots! Once ready to transplant just plant the entire roll in the soil...cardboard will breakdown. Garden Girl :)
Timing is very important when it comes to starting seeds indoors. If you start your seeds too early, you could end up with weak, leggy seedlings by the time it's warm enough to plant them into the garden. But if you start your seeds too late, the seedlings won't be mature enough for transplanting. Know When To Start Seeds Indoors, and create your own personal seed starting schedule | http://GetBusyGardening.com
If you want a fall crop of vegetables that need to be harvested before the first freeze, the answer is to start your seeds indoors and then plant seedlings when the soil is cool enough for the plant to thrive (think tomatoes). Here is how I made an easy affordable seed growing rack.