Starting seeds indoors is fun, economic and a great cure for cabin fever. Best of all, you can get started with just a few simple items. Here's what you'll need to get your garden going this winter.
The classic indoor seed set up includes a plastic tray, clear dome and inserts of small cells where the seeds will grow, but you can use other household items, too. Some gardeners like to re-use old containers like egg cartons or yogurt cups (just remember to poke holes in the bottom for drainage). Whatever you use, be sure to clean and sterilize them beforehand. Seedlings are very sensitive and any leftover bacteria could cause serious damage. A simple water and bleach solution (9:1) will do the trick.