Tuesday, March 17, 2009
wearing of the green.
Well, while we did not wear green today, we are surrounded by green. Spring is just around the corner and we have living green things on counters, windowsills, tables and racks.
The windowbox tomatoes we started in January are getting bigger.
Mung bean sprouts are just about ready - I know what I'll be having for lunch tomorrow.
Sunflower sprouts are getting going (tasty treat) and the arugula is almost ready to snip for a salad.
And in the basement, the tiniest seedlings are peeking their heads up - growing growing growing! I love starting seeds. It does take a little attention over a few months, but it is so worth it.
For those of you who are starting seeds for the first time this year - here are a few good resources to keep you moving along! :)
>>Book: Gardening from Seed: The Keys to Success with Flowers and Vegetables - Martha Stewart. Good photos showing you the actual seed starting process and supplies.
>> Blog: Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op:: Easy & Inexpensive Seed Starting System.
>>Podcast: Garden Girl TV:: Indoor Gardening #1 | #2 | #3
After a few days of warmth and sun we have cooler (and wetter) weather on its way. With this cold bug we are actually looking forward to some gray wet days so that we can cozy up inside and recover completely. So even as the real spring arrives (sun and 70º does not feel like spring to us - cool and WET does!), we have plenty of green inside, and weeks of new seedlings to start as we go!