Winter is a bit tough on this gardener, so I try and do as much as I can, as early as I can.

As WFSB-3’s Better Living Lifestyle contributor, I spent a great afternoon in the sun-drenched Garden Room of Connecticut Country House with Better Connecticut’s host and good egg, Scot Haney, where I demonstrated simple techniques for planning a kitchen garden and for getting a jump start on the growing season by starting some seeds.

Yes. I understand. It seems like a crazy idea. There are still patches of snow in the yard, but, some of the things I love to grow, need to grow, like my beloved tomatoes and peppers, my Hungarian birthright, need a long, warm growing season in order to produce, so, if I want seedlings to set out in May, I need to start them now-ish.

Beginning vegetables from seed is simple, satisfying, and is a wonderful excuse to get my hands dirty, sooner rather than later!

Thanks for stopping by Scot, and best of luck with the catnip!

Love, Nora



  • Mary Lou Cummings says:
    February 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm Reply

    I remember all the egg cartons my mother saved to plant, just like this. Seed catalogues would fill the mailbox all through February. She tended a large rose and vegetable garden every year.

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