So, that being said, it is seed starting time in Phoenix! In fact, things have been growing here for a while. However, we moved into our new house at the end of November and it is only now that we are getting around to getting our gardens back up and running.
In mid January I started peas, kale, swiss chard, basil, sunflowers, and lettuce. They are doing great and ready to go in the ground.
|Here's a picture from shortly after they started sprouting.|
When I start seeds, I begin by cleaning all the pots I used last year. If a seedling died from a fungus or some other "disease," remnants of that fungus could still be on the pot and could infect future seedlings. I simply wash them with dish soap and rinse.
|Pots ready for washing.|
|Method - My "go-to" Dish Soap|
|This is what I used this year. I found it at Target, of all places!|
Before I got my cold frame, I would then cover the pots with saran wrap to keep moisture in and create a greenhouse effect. Be sure to remove the saran wrap at the first sight of sprouts.
|Picture Borrowed from This Site|
Here is a link to a great blog post about seed starting: Starting Garden Seeds Indoors