Seed starting - its almost time!
Who out there is anxiously shaking their seed packs? (raises hand) Me!
Let's start a thread on varieties you've ordered or saved or developed on your own. What you use to get those seeds going and your learnings.
This year I ordered all from Fedco Seeds in Maine. I live in PA in zone 6A, but honestly out land faces north on a slop and we are colder and wetter than zone 6. I love Fedco seeds because I can order in different quantities and the germination rate is on the packet so I have an idea of how much to use.
I've saved tomato seeds from year to year with more success with the cherry tomatoes than the big ones. I have almost zero success with peppers, cucumber, pumpkins and zucchini seed saving. I have great luck with flowers like zinnia, and petunia.
I use artificial led lights and heat mats in my basement. I put them on a timer so they go on and off and get that cool effect at night. I spray the seedlings with a weak cooled chamomile tea which prevents any kind of mold or rot. I just buy a bag of seed starting soil. My goal this year is to set aside some garden soil that I cook in the solar oven to dry it out and use that next year.
So how do you do it? Let's share and learn!