Garden Betty’s blog has been an inspiration to me. The name Betty resonates deeply because of my Mom, Betty Haughton, who was a Master Gardener, class of 2008 and then there’s the fantastic organic practical horticultural information you will want to absorb.
Click here for The No Brainer Guide To Starting Seeds Indoors by Garden Betty and then listen up to what Jim Dempsey, our seed starter says:
“I use a grow light because I have no sunny location in the house. Our pepper seedlings (slow to come up and slow to grow) are just now coming up. I plan on planting the tomatoes mid- February (in the past I have started too soon) and our flower seeds shortly after that. Weather permitting, we would like to plant the seedlings (4″ pots) by first part of April.”
Very inspiring! I don’t have grow lights or a green house. I winter sow in milk jugs and put them outside on a table up against the South East wall of my house. I start peppers tomatoes and eggplant along with lettuce cabbage kale etc. colder weather crops. Works like a charm. The milk jug is like a mini greenhouse, conserves water so I don’t have to water often. If it gets very old I will throw a blanket over them at night. Look up winter sow for the details. This is my 3rd year trying this method.
Oh I start my seeds in jugs in late December
Late December? And where do you live?
Christine, I missed this reply from you and so appreciate hearing of your method for sowing seeds.
Thank you, write again.