Thursday, March 10, 2011
on starting seeds…
Last year I started my garden indoors. I started lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower (I think). Anyway,
they didn't transplant to the garden very well. The Lettuce became entwined, and it was hard to untwist without breaking them. I did snip some of the little leaves a bit to eat as they were growing. I heard that the new baby leaves are very nutritious. I was able to transplant them and they grew well, but the broccoli plants didn't produce as much broccoli as I had hoped. It's possible that it was just a bad year for some of the plants in my garden. My zucchini and cucumbers didn't do well, and neither did my cauliflower. Actually, the cauliflower did well, it just got eaten by bugs. As usual, I got tons of tomatos though. ( I always plant way too many tomatos).
So, I don't think I will bother with starting my seeds inside this time. It seemed to be more trouble than it was worth, and I'm not sure that it gave me much of a head start. Do any of you have any advice? It seems there is always so much to learn with gardening!