Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Does it Really Matter?
Using an organic sterile medium is recommended for seed starting, but is it really necessary to do so? Take it from me, yes, it is necessary! I usually do this, but last year I had so many seeds to start, I thought I'd be frugal and save money by just using a cheap potting soil from a big box store. Big mistake!
For three months I pampered, nurtured and babied my precious seedlings...
some of which were weeds!!! I had quite a few stinging nettle that I had spent the winter pampering, only to discover that little fact when I went to plant it. There is a very good reason for its name. Wow, was that ever painful!
This year I have the proper medium, and hopefully there will be only desirable seedlings that I spend my time nurturing.