This year I am growing all the vegetables from seed, choosing heirloom seeds from Baker Creek and MIgardener. I love the idea of saving seeds; here’s some info on how to do it right. Last year I bought mostly starter plants, which got expensive fast. I am sure it will be more challenging for a new gardener like myself to start everything from seed, but it will be a great learning experience.
My seeds will be arriving this week, so I am going to try starting some seeds indoors. This feels overly ambitious to me, but I want to try it. Tomatoes and peppers should have been started weeks ago, but I’m going to go for it and see what happens. I also plan to start dill, basil, lettuce, broccoli, and kale in some fresh potting mix and coffee grounds. Choosing a grow light became a research project that I spent way too much time on before settling on an inexpensive LED clip-on lamp for my table. And what am I growing these seeds in? I’ve been saving toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and yogurt cups since New Year’s.