for the past years, i have grown tomatoes, radishes and herbs on the balcony. not much, but enough to give you that garden feel, if you understand what i mean. dealing with soil and pots and seeds and seeing that green sprout from the earth, it's energizing.
what i've never done though, is starting seeds indoors during (late) winter. i gave it a try last week, with lots of help from the little man. i used egg cartons, which i placed in a indoor conservatory/greenhouse. it was a sunny day, and we were able to place the soil into the egg cartons on the balcony. after that we moved into the kitchen. i'm looking forward to see how they go (grow), and transfer the plants into bigger containers outside once they are and the weather is ready.
it's wonderful to make some greenish plans while the world around us is covered in ice and snow!