Winter Garden Guide: Seed Starting Indoors


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The cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from spending time gardening. In fact, early winter is the best time to prepare for your spring garden. Start building your herb-seed wish list, organizing your beautiful seed packets and designing your garden space.

Nurturing herbs from seeds offers many benefits to the herb gardener: You get a head start in the garden; you can minimize the chance of introducing soil-borne diseases to your garden; you’ll save money; and you may even have fun along the way. So, if you have the time and the patience to start herbs from seed, gather your favorite seed catalogs and start plotting.

Read More:

• DOs and DON’Ts for Seed Starting 

• Herbie’s Favorite Seed Catalogs 

Gina DeBacker is editorial assistant at The Herb Companion.