March 15, 2012

Starting Seeds

It's March! Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start those seeds!

Why should you start seeds indoors?

1. When you have a short growing season like we do here in Seattle, it's necessary to give your plants a head start to have a full, successful garden. If you wait until May, which is the time when it is safe to start your garden, it's too late for many of your veggies to amount to anything before the season is over.
2. There is something extremely satisfying about planting seeds, nurturing it into a full plant, and then consuming it.
3. It's easier than you think. I promise. I'll share all my tips with you.

Here are some seeds that you could start in preparation for transplanting later this spring:

1. Peas (once these sprout I will move them to the garden early on). Many people say not to start these indoors but I disagree, it's always worked out for me.
2. Letteuce, spinach, arugula
3. Chard and Kale
4. Broccoli, cauliflower
5. Herbs
6. Tomatoes (these will stay inside your house a little longer than the rest so you will need a grow light if you want to plant these now)
7. Onions
8. Leeks

Seeds you should only directly plant in your garden:
1. Carrots
2. Radishes
4. Beets

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