March 14, 2014 by Buffy
After a year of blogging and following lots of other garden blogs from all over the world, I have to say I’m really inspired to try some new ideas in the garden this year. I was also inspired by fellow Mucking Mom, Carole. While my ideas may not be new to you, they are new to me and exciting!
I read blog after blog where everyone was starting their own garden seeds! Some people had beautiful green houses and some just had a sunny window. Carole sprouted all sorts of great vegetable seeds last year! And she had never tried it before!
This is a first for me have raised my own tomato plants and pepper plants from seed! Here in the house with no special green house, just a sunny window. How super easy was that! My tomatoes had a +90% germination rate. They also sprouted very quickly! They were all up with in a week.
My peppers on the other hand, took a little longer and a trick Carole learned last Spring. She set her seed tray on a heating pad to help her seeds germinate. This trick worked like a charm! Now I have lots of little pepper plants!
The most exciting thing about learning to start my own seeds is that I will never be limited by the garden center’s limited selections again! I can affordably grow organic and heirloom plants! So excited! New varieties for the garden!
Do you have any good recommendations for seeds I should start? I’ll share another new garden inspiration in my next post!