Last year we planted all of our veggies straight into the ground. Some things worked, and some didnt. Mostly because of the soil not being great deep down. So this year I am planning to plant everything in raised garden beds!
List of what we're growing: Tomatoes (roma, grape & heirloom), bell peppers, anaheim peppers, strawberries, blueberries, eggplant, carrots, sugar snap peas, red sweet corn, onions, rosemary, basil, chives, & watermelon. :) Im sure there is something else I am missing...
I planted my little seeds in dixie cups.. They got a ton of sun and warmth in the baby room all day, and were never bothered, so it was the perfect spot :)
I really shouldnt post this, because my broccoli didn't really make it. :p but it was the first thing that popped up :)
The dixie cups were great for a little while, but everything was growing too big & needed to be transplanted.. I didnt want to buy a million little pots, and they couldnt go outside yet because its too cold.. so I researched and discovered 'newspaper pots'. Basically you fold newspaper into an origami pot, and eventually when you are ready to plant into the ground, the newspaper pot can go right into the ground and act as a compost! (I havent decided if I will actually plant the newspaper too, or just rip it off) we'll see. And yes, I made WAY too many pots, and dont recommend it to anyone.
My little helper! :) His favorite thing to do was fill the pots with the soil.. or just dig around in the soil in general... such a boy.
Its also OK to cheat and buy mature plants from Costco :) I transplanted them from their ever so tiny pots they came in, into paper grocery bags, so they had a little more room to spread their roots. (Still cant plant them outside)
I have officially become sick of moving all of my plants in and out everyday, so I decided they are from now on living outside.. And in a few days, my hubby will be home to build the garden beds- so they need to get use to being outside all day anyway :)
Happy Gardening! :)