For Christmas, I received a whole bunch of seeds from my sis-in-law that she amassed from her own personal garden. I was so excited because I didn't have any of these kinds of plants, but I've never grown anything from seed either. I don't count my cosmos seeds as actual growing (I just threw them into the dirt last April and they grew to 7' tall -- it had nothing to do with my avocado green thumb).
I never got around to winter sowing them as Tina suggested (maybe next tree I'll try this new adventure), but I thought Mid-March would be a good time to get these in some dirt.
I've read a few things on how to grow plants from seed, and I'm good at reading instructions. But when it comes to gardening, I like to learn by doing. So I just dove in with this one!
So I saved some egg cartons to grow my seeds in. I used a screw that was laying around to punch holes in the bottom.
I bought some seed starting soil from the big box store, and I'm not sure if it's supposed to be like this, but when I tried to get it wet, the water barely soaked in. It was horrible. So I took the same screw and tried to stir in the water, like I was making a cake. That seemed to help.
Then I threw the seeds in and tried to cover them with a little more soil. And then more water.
My sunny window ledge was cleared of the over-wintered geraniums I keep inside all winter, and there the seeds went... And then I realized that it's only a sunny window for a potted plant 2' high. So I had to improvise and prop the plant seeds up. I also covered them with some plastic wrap.I'm sure I'm doing this all wrong, but time will tell. For watering the plants, I think I may switch to a spray bottle and that will get the soil more evenly wet.