The whole process is quite simple. First, you will want to start your seeds 8 weeks before the last spring frost in your area.
Then, choose a container, there is a wide variety you can use, from those made from peat to simple cell packs. If you're a big yogurt fan, start saving your containers which are also usable as seed starter containers. Make sure to punch a few holes in the bottom for proper drainage.
Start with seed starting mix that is lightly dampened and fill your container, leaving about a half inch at the top. Sow your seeds according to the depth and distance recommended on the package. Cover lightly again with mix and water. To provide a nice humid environment while the seeds start to sprout you can cover the container with a plastic bag and secure with a rubber band, remembering to check daily to maintain moisture. Once the seeds start to sprout remove the plastic bag and place your containers in a warm, sunny location.
There really is something wonderful and gratifying in sowing your own seeds for transplant to your garden or outside containers. First and foremost, the selection available for unique and delicious vegetables far surpasses what you'd find at a big box or even local garden center. And when you begin to harvest and enjoy nature's bounty, you'll be well pleased at the money you save, and the amazing food you grew from seed. So check out the estimated last spring frost in your area, and start your seeds...you'll be very happy you did.
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