Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Sowing

Yesterday, I set up my cold frame for spring sowing.

Mostly I worked at filling pots with soil (stacked on the left), but I also sowed some seeds (on the right). I put some herb seeds directly in the larger planters to eventually go near the back door, but I'll plant some herbs out in the main garden too.

This is another way I get seeds started early, in milk/water jugs. I close the slits in the side with duct tape, but had to go to the shop for that after I took the picture. The jug acts like a mini greenhouse and enough water enters the top to make it carefree. As the seeds start to sprout, I make sure they don't overheat on warm days and cut the tops away as needed.

I'll be planting more jugs as I save more and when I buy more seeds. I can't wait to see some green sprouts!


knitseashore said...

What seeds do you have in the milk jugs? That is a clever idea! Can't wait to hear more about your gardening plans.

I'll start my seeds this week.

Sarah said...

I plant just about any seeds in the milk jugs. If you click on the pic, you can read my Sharpie writing on the jugs to see what I've done so far.