When I first started gardening, there was one huge obstacle that stood in my way when it came to growing the garden of my dreams - seed starting. Though starting seeds can be done in a variety of ways, I quickly realized that not all plants can be direct sown. Without an indoor growlight system, I simply assumed that there were things I couldn't start from seed. Imagine my disappointment!
After a couple growing seasons, I stumbled upon the "winter sowing" method. Simply, the winter sowing method is a way to start seeds by which recycled containers serve as "miniature greenhouses".
The process is simple:
That's it! It's really that simple. Depending upon what you're planting, some containers can be sowed in even the harshest of climates. This technique is especially useful for starting hard-to-germinate perennial flower seeds and herbs.
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