This Weekend: Start Some Plants From Seeds

This Weekend: Start Some Plants From Seeds

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Adrienne Breaux
Feb 21, 2015
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If you're staring out of your window onto a winter wonderland right now, it might seem a little crazy to be thinking about a spring garden. But it'll be time to start gardening before you know it, so we're taking the time to think about what kind of plants we want to grow this year and — depending on your area and the plant — starting some plants from seeds!

What space do you have to grow things in or around your home? Chances are even if you're in the smallest of spaces, you can still grow some veggies or herbs in a few containers. (Proof from The Kitchn, if you're dubious: 10 Inspiring Gardens for Growing Food in Small Spaces). Or if you have a backyard you've been dying to dig into, plan out your plots.

This Weekend's Assignment:

Figure out what you want to grow and start your seeds.

Figure out which plants you'd like to try your hand at growing this year. After you decide what you'd like to grow, you can look at the back of the seed packets for how many weeks before the last frost date they should be started. Then you can check what the last frost date for your area is here. Even though it's Mid-February, it may be time to start seeds for your area for some plants. Here's how...

If it's the right time for you to start some seeds indoors, follow the instructions in the how-to above for help with the very simple (and dare we say fun!) task. In a few weeks you'll be well on your way to growing healthy plants to enjoy!

If it's a little too early to start planting seeds where you live, bookmark this post for when it is time, but then use this weekend to gather all the materials you might need and mark in your calendar when you need to start seeds for your planned plants.

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