Growing on the kitchen windowsill: cherry tomatoes, basil, beefsteak tomatoes, and red and green peppers.
I’m reorganizing my son’s room to shift the bookcase to a spot under the window. The seedlings will move there where they’ll be able to get more sun and not strain so hard.
This is the first year I’ve been on the ball enough to start seeds indoors. It helps that our winter has been super mild and it’s practically spring like out there now. Usually we’re shivering under heaps of snow this time of year and I have a really difficult time wrapping my head around planning for the garden.
But mostly I owe credit to the fabulous Sprout Robot! I pinned it a while back, and have been using it ever since. It’s really so simple and perfect. Enter your zip code and it’ll tell you what to start planting and when for your location; it’ll even email you so you don’t forget. This week we’re starting leeks and broccoli (it kept the peppers and tomatoes on there from the weeks previous):
Now, if we can just keep everything alive until it’s time to plant outside. Fingers crossed!
I can’t remember what our little seed trays are called, but they had pellet things like this that we rehydrated with water and watched as they expanded and grew. Then we planted our own seeds in them, covered them with plastic lids for a greenhouse effect and waited.
We’ve also been collecting toilet paper and paper towel rolls so we can try this as well.
Pushing publish and praying I haven’t jinxed everything. Watch, tomorrow it’ll snow four feet and all my weenie little plants will perish next to the frosty windowsills.
Any spring-thinking plans going on at your house?