I don’t know about you, but I’m already dreaming of spring, sunshine, and the gardening that comes with it. The seed catalog is dog-eared and marked up, there are gardening books littered around the living room, and I’m spending way too much time on the Pinterest gardening boards.
I took a seed inventory a few weeks ago and visited nearly every gardening/urban farm store in town. (Two of them had chickens, one had shop cats, one had a shop dog. Rex had a great time.) I held myself back and only purchased a few packs of seeds to add to my collection. Some of those seeds happened to be the ones I could plant first: peas! (I know, I know. I’m a little early for my growing zone. But I just couldn’t help myself. And yes, I know I could just direct seed them when the time comes, but I like starts so much more.)
I planted on January 19th and BEHOLD! It’s alive! MUHAHAHHAHAHAHA!
Want to check out my super fancy seed setup?
I spared no expense with my dollar store bins, newspaper pots (I used this tutorial on YouTube), and recycled lamp that was destined for the Goodwill. I purchased some “natural spectrum” CFLs ($12 for a 2-pack) to give my little green babies some happy light and keep my power bill down. (Seedlings need at least 12 hours of light a day, and there’s no way we’re getting that yet. Plus, all of my well-lit windows are not plant friendly, aka dog, cat, and kid accessible).
What are you growing this year?