For just a few dollars (seed & soil - everything else was something we had anyway), we got some peppers and tomatoes started while it was still cold out. Now that it is nearly May, our plants are around 3-4" tall and *crossingfingers-nomorefrost* that it is warmer, we will be planting them in the garden this weekend.
Here is how we got started:
|First: Carefully punch holes into the bottom of each cup. This is for drainage.|
|Second: Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of soil into each cup.|
|Third: put 2 seeds into each cup. I always put 2 in case one doesn't germinate.|
|Fourth: Use a toothpick to push each seed into the dirt. I put a mark 1/4" on each toothpick, then my son pushed it down to the mark.|
|Fifth: Add additional soil to top off the cups. Put toothpicks into carton.|
|Sixth: Add water until the cups are soaked. Cover with clear plastic wrap. Depending on the type of seed you use, you may need to add a heat lamp or place the seeds in an area with a lot of sunlight.|