This year we're trying to plant our vegetable garden right from seeds - yes that's a big risk we're taking and I'm keeping my fingers crossed! To add to our experiments all our seeds are heirloom seeds - good luck to us!
Like the vegetable garden, for germinating the seeds too we followed the instructions given by Mel in his SFG book. For the containers, as you can see, we used some disposable bowls and yogurt containers. DH drilled some holes in all of these. It took at least a week for the first sprouts. Since NW is on the colder side, we kept them inside the house.
Cherry tomato, stupice tomato, summer squash, zucchini, basil and oregano
When waiting for these seeds to germinate, I realized that it's not only the investment of money that worries you. When you invest your time and energy in something it's equally important to you. I read somewhere:
Don't read a child about miracles, plant a garden.That is so true. One day you see a seed. Another day you've leaves coming out of it. It's like magic.