gardening in winter: our seed starting project

most of you know that i, the german part of the artsy ants, live in a city apartment with no garden, but two small balconies. we have learned to live with limited space within our actual living quarters but also the outside area that we can use.


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!


5 comments:

Tonya said...

Love seed starting! And container gardening! I've got a small space in our yard for the garden - something manageable. But Husband and I were talking about adding some containers this year to up our yield. I'll have to use egg cartons this year to start seeds.

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simona said...

that's exciting! we tried raising everything from seed a few years ago and just didn't have the patience to want to do it again to that extent. i still raise a few things from seed and always feel special about these plants.

Tracey said...

A super idea! It's not how much space you have, it's what you do with the space you do have! It looks like you know how to do that very well!

Marianne said...

How cute to see Spencer spray "his" seeds. Looking forward to inspect their growth next time.

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