Again this year, I can't resist. Starting a few seeds - some will still, some won't. Basil to be practical and a few flowers just to see what happens. Our true growing season is a long way off but "babying" a few plants is an incredibly effective winter therapy.
It never fails. As soon as winter begins, I start daydreaming about gardens blooming and pots full of fragrant herbs on the front porch. However, we've got a ways to go before seeds should even be started. Didn't stop me from ordering a bunch of seeds for the upcoming season though!
Spring is a great time to spend with kids learning the basics of gardening. There are several easy-to-grow options that you can start inside for almost instant results. The more results kids see, the more interested they become.
Zone 4 gardening is frustrating. Our frost free date isn't until late June, so starting seeds indoors in January might be jumping the gun a little. I don't care. I did it anyway. Here's what I've got planned:
Bozeman has a serious case of Spring Fever. Almost every woman I know has turned at least a corner of their living room into a seed starting nursery, desperate for warmer temps so we can finally get outside.