In an effort to pretend that spring is just around the corner, I dug out the seed starting gear and $20 and headed to buy some seeds. I have had good luck starting seeds in the past, but I have really only tried lettuce to grow indoors (works great), herbs, peas and beans.
This year I am trying tomatoes and peppers and brussel sprouts.
I was all keen when I planted them yesterday.
Yes, that badly backlit photo showing three feet of snow outside is my tiny little start set. And my orchid and my pot of lettuce that I will move to the kitchen once it is up.
I don’t have grow lights, but I do have direct southern sun at near blast furnace strength. I don’t have those warming mats that NW Edible Life recommended this morning. (LOVE that blog!) I do have those plastic covers she doesn’t like. I can understand WHY she doesn’t like them, but mine have vents and this has usually solved the mould problem for me.
If this works, I am going to be COMPLETELY over supplied for plants. Tomatoes come in packets of 10 seeds for about $3 for the varieties I want. Sungold, Roma, and Sweet Million, if you are interested. I have room for about three plants, five if I use the planters. I also started peppers, where I only need one plant and brussels sprouts where I only need three or four plants.
But I have all my seeds bought for the garden this year! Yay!