The seed sowing is really getting started now. Today I started several lettuces, herbs, flowers and even winter sowed! My seed room (also known as my sewing/craft room is getting inundated. Luckily, here in zone 6/7, we're not far out from planting the cool season veggies. Here in Salem County, NJ, we're on the edge of Zones 6 and 7, I'm never sure which one to choose. Usually I go with the conservative estimate: 6. That way, I don't have to worry about late frosts and colder than usual temperatures. That puts us at early March for cool season veggies.
For today, I started "Prizeleaf", "Royal Oak", "Salad Bowl" and "Ashley" lettuces, Marjoram, Thai basil and Genovese basil, Snapdragons, and Echinacea.
Winter sowing is new to me, it's basically sowing hardy seeds in a mini-greenhouse, then putting it outside in a sunny location. I chose Echinacea for my first winter sowing project. Nothing fancy, just good 'ole Purple Echinacea. I figure I can ease into the idea, then expand. I chose empty milk jugs as my "mini greenhouses". With two kids in the house, we go through quite a bit of milk. I love the idea of re-using them. I put my jugs full of seeds on the south facing side of the porch. They'll get a lot of sun there.
In other sowing news, the celery continues to do well. Tomorrow I'm going to transfer them to larger pots.