I ordered from SeedsNow.com and have been exceedingly pleased with their products and service. They have taken the “Safe Seed Pledge” and test their seeds for quality.
Browsing their website is like being in a candy store… er, except with vegetables and good stuff. :) I found myself drooling over the varieties of vegetables and wanting to plant a garden in every nook and cranny I could find.
They even have the option of searching for seeds by personality – meaning I could find every seed they had that would grow well in containers. Perfect. So I selected about 10 vegetables and herbs to start my container gardening adventure. I also bought a package of 25 seed starting soil pellets for $6.00.
I received my package about 7 days after I placed my order and began sorting through all my wonderful seeds. On Saturday, April 13, I planted my seeds – some in the soil pellets and some straight in the containers. As I’m new at this, I thought I’d test both methods. After only a few days, my kale and swiss chard began sprouting like crazy – in the soil pellets and in the containers. I was giddy. Then the cucumbers began to grow. After 5-7 days, most everything I sowed was looking like tiny plants.
It’s been a week and a half now… the lima bean sprout at the top of this post was originally planted in a soil pellet and is now planted in a container. The cucumber sprouts that grew so much in the soil pellets have also been planted in a container.
Again – this is NEW to me. I didn’t know if what I planted would grow, and I didn’t know if I’d mess something up or not. It has been a learning experience… but surprisingly easy so far!
In the next day or two, I’ll be posting easy step-by-step instructions on how I started my container garden. I’ve read some articles on gardening that were extremely intimidating and confusing for a newbie. I plan to just post my steps, experience and the few things I’ve learned so far along the way that may be of help to anyone like me who is just starting out.
So if you’ve never done this before and want to… just do it. It’s so worth it. I can’t wait to see what the next few weeks bring me! Hoping for a fruitful harvest.