I decided to give it a try since I didn’t get my Winter Garden sown this past fall. I purchased a translucent file box from Walmart, cheap soil from Walmart, and used small pots I had saved (and that friends had given me). The file box fit 24 of the three and a half inch pots and when they were filled, there was room for 5 more small plastic or styrofoam cups. This is very experimental for me, so in most cases, but not all, I didn’t use up all my seeds. Any seeds I did use up completely were saved by friends, so I’ll be able to replenish my supply, hopefully. I planted: Agastache, 2 kinds of Allyssum, Baptisia, Blackberry Lily, white Butterfly Weed, Campanula, Cimicifuga, 6 kinds of Clematis, 3 kinds of Columbine, Foxgloves, Leeks, Lovage, Onions, Penstemon, Blue Poppy, white Lupins, Spinach and Snow-In-Summer. It will be fun and interesting to see what comes up for me. Of course, I have visions of TONS of baby plants which will have to be divided when the end of April/beginning of May arrives! It would be nice if the onions and leeks are successful since I’ve never had much luck starting them indoors and always end up buying sets. The Penstemon wasn’t successful for me last winter indoors either … I’m beginning to understand why it was such a big package of seeds. Now the waiting begins, which may be the hardest part of all.
Question: should I be covering each individual pot with plastic-wrap or is the container enough of a cover?