Time to sow some seeds!!!!!

Time to sow some seeds!!!!!
sow seeds

Time to sow some seeds!!!!!

Spring is just around the corner here in northern California. Although I can still feel a bit of chill in the air and the nights can still ring in the at low 30’s. March is here and with it came some great rain over the past couple of days, prompting green to start returning to the landscape.

You know what that means ……..

Time to sow some seeds!!!!!

Oh yes. Super excited!!!!!

This is the time of year when we start preparing to grow some delicious veggies and add color with beautiful flowers. I received my burpee free 2019 seed catalog in February and started picking what I want to grow. Which I covered here.


 Sowing seeds and germinating your seeds is without a doubt one of the most rewarding tasks in gardening.  I love to get out the seeds and planning who will go first. Watching mother nature work her magic is always a surprise. It’s also a great way to get the whole family involved.  The kids love to pick what they want to grow.

 Don’t get me wrong you most certainly buy your plants all ready to go in your garden. I do the same. But you have to admit, growing from seed can be a little like wait for Christmas


Here are a few really basic things to think about before you start to increase your chances of success.


  1. Timing is important, what type of seeds do you have?
  2. How early in the year does it warm up? ( Hardness zones)
  3. Which sowing growing medium or dirt is to be used 

Whether you sow your seeds in trays, pots or plugs is a personal choice.

 There is a variety of seed composts available on the market but in general, any medium that is not overly heavy, water-retentive or high in nutritional value will work.



A seed has enough resources within it to germinate and grow up to the two-leaf stage. Warmth and moisture are the keys to unlocking these resources.


In my next article, I’m going to do a spring series on gardening basics A to Z.

So what are you waiting for, go get started! I know I am.