So my first experience with seed starting, instead of buying starters at the local nursery, was this last winter. And it did not go well.
I started peas, carrots, cilantro, spinach and arugula.
I started in the house in September while it was still hot out, and transferred in November. Everything did semi well until we got a freeze a few weeks ago and everything but the spinach wilted and died? Is it because they were still seedlings? All these plants are supposed to be frost tolerant, but then it got to 30 degrees and didn't make it? What did we do wrong?
I would like to do the same thing for summer plants, start from seed instead of paying $50 in tomato and pepper seedlings at the nursery. But I'm worried I'm going to mess this next crop up too!
Any advice on what could have happened?
Also, it sounds like seed starting takes room inside the house (or greenhouse) and equipment. The only room we have is really the top of our dryer. Maybe seed starting, until we can get a greenhouse, is just not the way to go for us!