~~~Tonight I started peppers and tomatoes. The peppers are Sweet Wonder, habanero, chili's and a prolific jalapeño. Tomatoes are Acclaim hybrid, Mennonite Heirloom, Yellow Pear and a tomatillo called Aunt Molly with sweet as a strawberry little paper wrapped candies.
~~~My best advice for seed starting success:
1.) Start seeds in a small container (think those 4 or 6 cell packs) with seedling mix. When going to plant seeds fill 2/3 with the seedling mix then water so that soil is moist. Use a pencil to carve out a small hole/indent in the wet soil and plant 2 seeds per hole. Cover with a thin layer (1/4") of seedling mix and water throughly.
2.) Place the tray of planted seeds in a warm window and keep moist until your seeds sprout and your 1st set of true leaves come out. Once your little seedling has got a good start, but before it gets too leggy plant it into a 4" pot and keep it in the window until the soil is warm enough to plant.
3.) Once the soil is ready take your seedlings outside for a visit on a sunny afternoon but bring them back inside at night. Do this for a couple days and then leave them outside in protected place like under a porch for a few more days. Once you've done this your plants are hardened off and ready to into the garden!
~~~A really good source for NW gardeners is Territorial Seed Co. But where ever you live look for a local seed supplier. Their seeds are suited to your climate zone and will grow the best for you.
What plants are you dreaming about for the garden?