February is the start of gardening season for me, despite the weather (although this year, I don't think we have anything to complain about... yet), and despite the possibility of up to 4 more months of snow...! I can keep myself from going crazy at this time of year, and it's because I start seeds.
I've written a lot about starting seeds in previous years, so this year I'll just give you the links. But let me just emphasize, that one of the keys to success is starting seeds at the right time.
- My seed-starting setup - This post describes what I do to start seeds, and the how and why of it all. There are also lots more links on the bottom of the post.
- Vegetable gardening in Calgary 101, and
- When to plant vegetable seeds in Calgary
- How to winter sow - an alternative, zero-energy, low-maintenance way to start seeds.
I also grow sprouts all winter long, which my kids devour. They're yummy rolled up with cream cheese in a tortilla! I can't grow them fast enough, actually.
But to be honest, I'm out in Kananaskis country this week and not thinking of seeds or gardening much at all. Really, how can you not love winter with a view like this?