I use coconut coir as the seed starting medium, and I also cover the seeds with vermiculite. So far, that system has worked great for me, and it allows me to avoid peat moss, which is unsustainable.
I started several plants fairly early--February 10--but it's been so unseasonably warm that I think I'll be able to start transplanting early. I'm so excited to garden! In addition to my backyard, which has 3 raised beds (pics to come), there's Landlocked Farm, which seems like a huge amount of space within the city (900 sq. ft.). It's going to be an exciting growing season!
|Seed starting station. Currently, I only have a few plants started, but I will be adding lots of tomatoes and peppers soon.|
|I use a plastic spoon to scoop up plants that need to me moved to larger containers.|
|Marjoram, oregano, thyme, leeks, and rosemary - all were ready to be moved to larger containers.|