The BF (boyfriend) bought me a couple of the Jiffy plant starters with the round peat discs on Monday while I was lusting over the seed selection at Agway. I'm not really a fan of the peat discs but I didn't want to be rude and it's only 2 trays of 12 each.
So today I planted some of my Roma tomato seeds and a few Candy onions. Last year, I tried onions using sets I found at Home Depot, but I had no luck at all with them. Maybe it was too late in the season or maybe they were the wrong day length, who knows? If the seeds don't take, then I will probably end up ordering some sets online. I'm heading out to the garden center a little later to pick up some seed starting mix and maybe some more seeds! I plan to start my broccoli and cabbage tonight, and maybe some cauliflower and peppers.
I am starting these a little early, since the 50% frost date for my area isn't until May 10. But I just couldn't help myself. And I've been rummaging through my recycling bins to find containers I can re-purpose as seed pots. So far, I've gotten a few yogurt containers, some toilet paper rolls and a Kleenex box that I cut the top off of and used to make dividers.
This weekend I will be setting up my wire shelves and shop lights, hopefully I will have some seedlings by then!