Now that the snow has melted and the ground has thawed it's time to start thinking about spring gardening. Though there will still be nights over the next month or so when the temperature dips too low for anything freshly planted to survive outside, it's not too early to start those seeds growing indoors.
We plant a vegetable garden every year both in an effort to eat organic as much as possible and as a fun family project. Cultivating the plants right from seed is an awesome project for the kids, watering and weeding and watching them grow all spring and summer, and picking and eating the fresh veggies all summer and fall is a treat for the whole family.
This year we're planting tomatoes, cucumber, swiss chard and kale in the garden and growing fresh herbs in pots up on the deck. We bought a large plastic mini-greenhouse to start the plants indoors and planted everything from seed last weekend. The little baby veggies are already flourishing in the sunshine of our kitchen window and can't wait to get out into the garden!