We’ve started seeds in our house in the past, but we’ve never worried about where the seeds came from. We’d just buy the little packs from the gardening section of local stores or closer to planting time, we’d hit up the local produce and gardening market and buy flats of plants. This year, in our quest for a more organic, sustainable, chemical-free lifestyle, we chose special seeds.
- Non-GMO: The seeds are not Genetically Modified Organisms.
- Heirloom: The seeds can be collected after each harvest and planted the next year.
- Non-Hybrid: The seeds have not been artificially cross-pollinated.
We live near Chicago, so starting seeds so early can be a bit tricky. However it can be done inexpensively. My husband bought a grow-light bulb for the fluorescent fixture already in our basement for around $15. Also, a few seed starting trays that can be reused from year to year. Then some seed starting expanding soil pellets to put in the trays. And the seeds. This is the seed package we bought for this year and coming years since we’ll be able to collect our seeds after the harvest, store them, and plant again year after year.
With a few items and little investment starting your organic seeds indoors is simple and inexpensive!