Now is the time to start some seeds growing so that you have healthy seedlings ready to plant for Spring (or Autumn if you live in the northern hemisphere).
Most seeds need warmish temperatures to germinate. It is still cold here in Queensland, so we need to be a little creative.
The clear plastic boxes with a flip top lid that strawberries come in are perfect as mini greenhouses. I simply fill them with seed raising mix and poke in my seeds. Cover with soil, water gently and close the lid. Label your seed trays and let the seeds germinate.
Sprinkle with water every day or so.
Alternatively, you could put your seed trays on a sunny windowsill to grow.
The seedlings are ready to plant out when they have two sets of proper leaves.
Today I planted out parsley, pepita pumpkins, kale, sugar loaf cabbage and cherry tomato seeds. I would have planted more but I ran out of strawberry boxes!
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