Planting Seeds, All Year Long
If you would have told me (even just three years ago) that I'd be enjoying planting flowers and growing my own garden, I don't think I would have quite believed you. But, here we are...and I'm loving it! I plant seeds all year round in the intangible way (if you're picking up what I'm putting down, lol). But, the last two years I've also been planting physical seeds. Rest assured, I'll continue planting both.
My husband picked out quite a few different seeds this year:
lettuce (which I already have some sprouts growing!)
...(and a few more)
I put the starters in left over egg cartons. I also use these to make fire starters! The lettuce is in a larger planter (which luckily, I remembered to punch out the drain holes because that was a big stress point last year when we had a big rain, haha). I found soil specific for flowers and soil specific for fruits/veggies at CostCo, so super excited to see how each of those perform!
While the plants I transferred from outside to inside (lemongrass, basil, rosemary, avocado babies, green onions, etc...) are struggling and not all of them made it through the winter, my houseplants have been doing wonderfully. I have so many more to repot since they're having babies and growing. Watch the video below for the succulent I repotted (this one was the highest priority)! I found a gnat free soil mix to use for my indoor plants, I'll let ya know how that goes because that is always a struggle and last year I lost quite a few to that issue.