Friday, March 6, 2009

Seed planting

It's about 6 weeks until our last frost, so it's time to start my indoor seedlings. This year I decided to try growing more plants from seed instead of buying plants. I've been looking forward to this all winter!

After a trip to the hardware store, I decided to try the Jiffy peat pellets (1). They only costs 10 cents each, and so far they've been easy and fun to work with. You just add water (2), wait a few minutes until they fully expand (3), and then peel back the netting (4).

I planted a few seeds in each peat pellet. 

I set up a little mini greenhouse in my studio. I cleared off a whole row of shelves to make room for all my new babies: peppers, lots of herbs (dill, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley) and plenty of flowers (mostly impatiens because they did so great last year). All that's left to do now is to wait.

1 comment:

Lauren said...


I am a big follower of your blog, mostly for the gardening and cooking (I just got a Kitchenaid Mixer in February, and we have become best friends, too!)

I am considering indoor gardening and will probably use the same method as you. Unfortunately, I rent a house and will most likely move to an apartment when my lease is up in June.

That being said, I'm wondering if you are going to plant your herbs and vegetables outside (peppers included) and if you think it is possible to grow the peppers (or another veggie) from pots indoors? Do you think it would produce enough vegetables to make it worthwhile?

Thanks so much! And thanks for your awesome posts, I really enjoy reading them!