Last weekend, we worked on starting our seeds for the spring/summer. We did this last year six weeks before the last frost, and my mini greenhouse was seriously out of control. So this year, we started them four weeks before the last frost. But right now, I’m not really sure when the last frost will be given that we just had snow yesterday.
So, I germinated the seeds over night by soaking them in a luke warm bowl, and then just planted each seed in a container. After just three days, I have broccoli, chamomile, datura, and other herbs coming up already!
I’m so looking forward to warmer weather and planting these outside!
If you are not sure if a bulb will survive in your area or how deep to plant it, check out the Growing Guide from Farmer’s Almanac.
I also like this image because it is more visual.
If you are new to gardening and are not sure when to plant vegetables this spring, try The Vegetable Garden’s Planting Zone Guide.
Type in your zip code, and then your zone will show. Click on your zone for a calendar of when to plant vegetables.
Southern Living ‘s Window Box Planters offers some great advice for planting window boxes! If you don’t have any window boxes but would like to have them, you can purchase these at any place like a nursery, online, Menards, Lowes, or Home Depot.
You can also build your own! DIY has explicit directions on How to Build a Window Box Planter. The advantages here, of course, are that the window box would be made to fit your window exactly and you may paint it any color you wish.
The slideshow offers some ideas to help you think about planting your window boxes this spring……