Starting Seeds for 2008

Today we planted seeds to start indoors for our 2008 garden.  We have a beautiful, large sun room in the back that we are hoping to use as a sun room, and with a little help might be the perfect place to start plants to be transplanted after the last frost.

It is probably a little early to start seeds, but the snow is gone, and we came to planting by an odd route this year.  We moved here in the fall and did not really have any time to start thinking about a garden before snow was on the ground (otherwise I would have marked off garden plots, added amendments, and maybe even sown winter rye or something).

Garden Gear: Building a Grow Frame

Last week I wrote about planting seeds in peat strips for our 2008 garden.  The night that we bought the seeds, trays, and planting strips, I spent a bunch of time on-line looking a seed catalogs and reading seed-starting tips (this is just our second year starting our own seeds in the early spring).  While searching for the best, most important, killer tip, I found a really cool lighted grow frame, meant to hold seed and plant trays, on the site of one of the seed companies.  However, not having $400 to spend on something meant to reduce my food costs, and reading several negative reviews about the particular item, I determined that I would try to save money by building my own frame.