I had convinced myself it was okay not to garden this year with a wee babe due on planting day, but after I found the snap together square foot garden boxes at Sam’s Club, I’m thinking again.
I had also told myself not to bother trying to start seeds indoors again, since all previous attempts had flopped because of insufficient light. Then I got my Family Fun Magazine in the mail. They showed a child starting garden seeds in a plastic baseball card organizer. (If a child can do it…right?) He filled the pockets with seed starting mix and pushed a seed in the top of each one, then used suction cups to attach it to the sunniest window. Here’s a photo of one unfilled to help illustrate. Since they are pressed up right against the glass, low light isn’t much of a problem anymore.
I can see two possible problems here: 1. There are no drain holes to help prevent overwatering (but then I wouldn’t want them to drip down my window! and 2. What if the suction cups decide to let go? Ooh, that could get messy. I’m headed to Hobby Lobby with my coupon for card sleeves anyway. I’ll let you know how it goes.
This blogger uses ziploc bags to start her seeds and a commenter said she attaches her clear baggies to the window with suction cups too.
I hesitate to even show you these since they are so awesome, yet I can’t find them for sale anywhere. These containers are called, Windowherbs by Zodesign, and were designed so you could grow an entire herb garden indoors. I wonder how lettuce would do in them during the winter?