Over the years We do the same thing each year
Go to Garden Center at spring time and buy plants to put in our pots and some hanging baskets, Plus few tomato plants and that has been it ( plus Callies Roses etc. )
Loved the idea of a salad garden and a vegetable garden because I love fresh vegetables straight from the garden but hated the thought of weeding, weeding and more weeding because the chances I would not know the difference between a vegetable plant and a weed.
Plus has anyone else noticed when you bring veg home from the shops they seem to last a much shorter time than they used to.
This year during the winter I looked into something called above ground gardening and eventually settled on a highly recommended book called "Square Foot Gardening" By Mel Bartholomew, The joy of this for me are multiple fold, so I bought the book costs from $11.00 on Amazon BTW
1. NO WEEDS
2. Grow much more in smaller space
3. Easier to tend to and easier to water
4. Simple and quick ( How I want to Garden )
To go alongside my new found enthusiasm for gardening, I thought I would try and grow my veggys and flowers from seed.
Now luckily for me the Zoe Mo is home ( the perfectionist and does everything by the book ) so off we go to buy our seeds and something to grow them in.
Now I had tried few times before to grow from seed and was highly unsuccessful so thought I would try something different and bought 2 Burpee Seed Starting Growing Systems ( Veggy One for 72 seeds, Flower one for 36 seeds )basically a seed tray with fancy growing compost, cover and tray underneath with water and fancy cloth that delivers the water to the seeds. So now we are 6 days in and seeds sprouting up as per the packet info ( Highly unusual for me so could well be Zoe's Green Fingers I suspect because when she put 2 seeds in a container 2 plants have come up ).
Next weeks project is to buy some wood to make our above ground garden, some weed stopper mat, Vermiculite, Peat and Compost and mix it all up before filling up our wooden containers.
So I will try and keep you posted through out the year and let you know whether the book theory and actual results sort of tally
PS Callie is highly skeptical of this venture because of the number of times I have failed miserably over the years.