I love, Love, LOVE starting my own seeds!! Not only am I cheating and getting a jumpstart on spring, getting the chance to stick my hands in the dirt after only a couple month hiatus, but I know that I’m doing something that is frugal and organic!
I mean, you can grow a tomato as organically as you want once you get it home from the nursery’s greenhouse, but let’s be honest, do you really think they give a hoot and a half about organics? Well, maybe they do in your neck of the woods, but around here “organic” is something all those hippies on the west coast dabble in. We’re practical here in the midwest (and “feeding the world” don’t you know? Pft!!)
I played around with starting seeds for a few years, but once I realized that onion seeds need to be sown somewhere around January, I got real serious about my new wintery hobby. You mean I only need to skip November & December in my gardening calendar?!?!
It was music to my ears! (Being the addict that I am and all. )
So over the years, I’ve tried most of the ways that a backyard gardener commonly starts their seeds. Here’s the rundown of the pros & cons of each that I’ve learned.