Well, I’m finally getting things together.  I’ve cleared out space for the seed starting area, although I’m waiting for the seed mat I bought to be delivered so I can add some warmth to the area.  Unfortunately the only place I have available is in the unfinished part of my basement, off the garage.  It’s not as cold as the garage, but not as warm as the house either.  Someone gave me a great tip last night to use some insulation to build a little enclosure to hold in heat.

I received all of the seeds I ordered.  I’m trying to map out a game plan for when to start each variety and when I should plant them outside.  It’s a lot of work!  I know after a while it will become second nature, but right now I’m still learning the ropes.


I started some broccoli seed today.  More to test out the process than anything.  I actually had a hard time finding a warm spot in the house for germination.  I had anticipated using the top of the fridge, but when I started cleaning it off today I realized it’s ice cold up there!  I ended up sticking them on top of the stereo receiver for my TV.



I’m really looking forward to getting through this first year.  I know it will be a huge learning process and I just want to get going already!!!