Seed Starting 101

| 2/8/2011 1:00:59 PM

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." -Robert Louis Stevenson

Seed starting

Here at Chiot's Run I start all of my vegetables and many of my herbs and plants from seed. I do this not only to save money, but because enjoy doing it. It's a great way to help get through those long cold dark winter months here in NE Ohio. I also enjoy the wonder that comes from seeing tiny seeds grow into big beautiful plants.

Seed starting

Another reason I grow everything from seed myself is because I want to know what goes into my food. There isn't an organic greenhouse around here from which I can purchase organic seedlings. That means that the ones I buy are coated with chemical fertilizers and insecticides, which is not OK with me when it comes to my food, or any other plants in my garden.

Onion seedlings under lights

aliesha bene'
2/17/2011 1:07:52 PM

What a great article! The pictures were very tasteful.

Nebraska Dave
2/8/2011 7:51:56 PM

@Susy, it certainly is nearing the time to seriously think about starting those seeds. I have ear marked to read thought your series of seed starting blogs from last year. However right now it doesn't feel any where near spring outside. The weather men promise it will change and mid 40 degree weather is headed our way. Maybe by Valentines day we will be able to see the ground again. I'd really like that a lot. It appears that you are going to have an interesting summer trip for sure. Traveling for touristy pleasure was never my forte. I travel quite a bit but it's to get to a destiny to visit people or help with projects. That's really my passion in life for this season. I'm looking forward to reading about your trip on your new travel journal blog. Have a great day.

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