getting seeds started, there are many different ways to begin this fun project
here is some information I gathered from Organic Gardening
Starting seeds indoors will give you earlier vegetables and flowers, and your cultivar choices will be endless. The process of germination may seem complex, but the act of seed planting is reassuringly simple. Just take it step-by-step, and you’ll soon be presiding over a healthy crop of seedlings.
Here is some edited information from Organic Gardening online that I liked for February
- Try raising an indoor crop of leaf lettuce beneath lights.
- Fertilize houseplants that show signs of new growth.
- Start seeds of lettuce, celery, onions, leeks, and early tomatoes indoors under lights.
- If the ground isn’t frozen, sow some spinach and radishes outdoors under cover.
- Force some indoor blooms! Cut branches or gather prunings from fruit trees, lilacs, and forsythia. Put them in a vase with water, then enjoy the flowers a few weeks later.
- Sharpen pruning shears and use them to prune fruit trees, brambles, grapevines, and late summer–blooming shrubs.
- Rinse houseplants by setting them beneath your shower.
- Near the end of the month, start seeds of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts indoors under lights.
- In the garden, sow seeds of radishes and cold-hardy lettuces.
- When daffodils “pop,” plant seeds of spinach, turnips, and peas.
- Cover the pea bed with clear plastic until sprouts begin to emerge; then, immediately switch to a floating row cover to protect the seedlings from weather and birds.
- Start herb seeds indoors under lights.
- Also indoors, start seeds of annual flowers—such as ageratum, petunia, and snapdragons—that need 8 to 10 weeks to reach transplant size.
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