Many of you have already joined - and many of those some time ago - so it really is poor form of me to have not joined Melinda's Growing Challenge yet. So yes, I deserve a big smack on the wrist. *Looks sheepish*
I have no excuse to offer other than growing things from seeds scare me a bit. There. I said it! Other than a few lettuce and some ground cherries (the stuff that somes up by itself in the compost or between the pavers doesn't count ;-), I have had *really* poor success with getting seeds to germinate in the past. I think I've done everything wrong so far, from overwatering to underwatering, to giving them too much sun and then too little sun! Poor things.
However. Thanks to some overzealous ordering from this year's annual seeds catalogues (um yes, that would have been me doing the ordering), I now have a *ahem* large number of (mostly) heirloom vegetable seed packets in my hot little hands, and therefore no excuses not to learn how to get the precious little things growing properly!
Click on the banner above or in my sidebar for the Challenge rules, but it is, very simply put, to push ourselves to grow more food - from seed - and post about it once a week. I might not have much to post about until the weather over here warms up a bit, but I will be posting regularly about my progress once I do!
Any tips on successful germination will be gratefully received ;-)