Anybody doing any seed starting this winter? I've discovered winter sowing using my recycled containers.

I've also started plants indoors using my new seed germination mat and grow lights. Seems that the plants started by winter sowing outdoors is doing just as good as the ones I have in the house that I've been babying.
Recycled winter seed sowing

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
17 DIY Projects You Can Start And Finish Tonight
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
Gardeners: Copy These 28 Stunning Ways To Display Your Plants
21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
31 Coastal Decor Ideas Perfect For Your Home
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 13 comments
  • Kim Wilson
    on Apr 26, 2013

    Last winter, I grew beautiful lettuce and meslun (salad mix) using 4 large heat mats and 4 grow lights in an unused area of my basement. I used long narrow plastic flower planters I got for almost nothing at a garage sale, but any container with drainage will work just as well. If you've ever bought them at the store, you know that those bags of baby greens are expensive! Mine thrived all winter, providing me with all the free salad greens I wanted. And, no pests to contend with --an added bonus. The greens didn't even need washing. Fresh homegrown salad in January --what an unparalleled treat!

  • Penster47
    on Apr 26, 2013

    This site has some really good information about winter sowing.

Your comment...