The Season of Seed PlantingOn February 18, 2023 by Pam
We have set up a little “greenhouse” area in our basement. We own some grow lights and some heating mats. We start tomatoes and peppers and flowers for our gardens. With a few basic supplies and a little patience, it is pretty easy to start seeds indoors. Root vegetables and vines do NOT like to be transplanted and so it is best to start them outdoors. Flowers and tender fruits (like peppers, eggplants and tomatoes) are susceptible to the cold and frost and so, starting them indoors ensures they are given a hearty start that will help them survive. Most seed packets will tell you when to start them and at what temperature the soil needs to be but, you can just have some fun and experiment with them. There are plenty of websites that provide information about seedlings. The Farmer’s Almanac http://www.almanac.com has lots of information on how and when to start seeds indoors. So, in the middle of an up and down (sometimes warm, sometimes cold – sometimes windy, not very sunny) winter, you can cheer yourself up by sprouting some green right in your own house.