It doesn’t feel like it, but this is really only the second season that I’m vegetable gardening in earnest.  Clearly I am still learning, and there are many firsts that I’ll go through. For example, starting seeds.


In March.

We are about 10 weeks before being frost free. I know for others, down south USA or in Britain for example, spring has sprung. But today, it was snowing here.  At  least I can start some seeds, or try to anyway. The microgreens didn’t turn out so well, so I’m not completely confident in my success. But for the price of a single plant, I can start multiple plants. I like that.

All winter I’ve been reading different gardening books, and one that did a good job of showing how to start seeds with not a great deal of effort is The New Victory Garden book by Bob Thomson. While he uses 4″ pots, I’m going to recycle some plastic tubs from cottage cheese and yogurt. The idea to split them is my wife’s. So she gets the credit for that.

Here we are with the tubs. They were thoroughly washed.









Measure down 2.5 “









Cut while connecting the dots.









One tub + one lid = two potting buckets









Drill holes to allow drainage (and wicking)












10 pots done









Fill with seed starter.









I’ve got tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, peppers, celery.









Planted and sitting in a bath – we’ll see if it wicks up by morning.









Once moist they go on a heating pad until they germinate.










So we shoud have spouts in a bit of time, then they’ll move into the sunny south window.  Follow along, it should be educational.

Until next time, Keep Digging & Eat Well!