We did this a couple of weeks ago when we had a shot of warm air and it pretended it was becoming spring for a moment. It was nice being outside, and was a big tease. Something I learned is that its really hard to get pics when you are covered in soil and are also trying to keep Silas from dumping the soil everywhere. That was probably his favorite part, playing in the dirt. So to get started on this activity we headed over to the dollar store (yes, the dollar store) and grabbed some seed packs - we chose sunflowers, tomatoes, watermelon and oregano. While there I also grabbed some seed starter planters - these are cool because they can go right into the ground when you are ready to plant. We already had some soil- its just regular garden soil nothing special.
I didn't realize however that I needed way more seed starters for the amount of seeds we bought. So, I improvised and used some plastic punch cups that I had. I also didn't think about plant markers until about halfway through - luckily I had a bunch of clothespins which worked perfect for this.
Honestly I really had doubts that we would see any growth from our seeds but after about a week we started to see little sprouts come through! Silas was so excited and checks on them every day. We have them sitting in a windowsill and water about every other day - not much because I'm afraid of over-watering.
Now the next step will be planting them outside - which I'm also really unsure about. We still have some time before we can - especially since the weather has been so cold. If any of you have some great tips for gardens I would love to know!
Even if we end up getting nothing from out little sprouts it was still a fun activity to do together.
So how about you, planting any seeds this year? Have you ever started a garden before and had success....or maybe not so much? Share with me!