Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tips on Starting Seeds Indoors for Spring Planting

The seed catalogs started showing up in the mailbox a few months ago, reminding us that we would be starting our seeds indoors before too long. My daughters would scour the glossy advertisements looking for new and unheard-of exotic varieties, then bring me their crayon-circled finds as if showcasing a 'what I want for Christmas' list. Athena cantaloupe, savoy cabbage, zebra tomatoes - each looked appetizing in the pictures, but it was up to me to investigate how well these species would fit into our garden. Hardiness zone is one consideration, but we needed to be mindful of companion plantings, pests, and growing season requirements. Once the list was determined, we placed our orders and waited...MORE