Indoor seeds planted! (Zone 6A)

Indoor seeds planted! (Zone 6A)

I came to this community a few weeks ago asking for advice, and thanks to you helpful people, I had the confidence to get going on a garden. Today, I started my seeds indoors! I am going the easy route and planting in peat pots that can be cut and put directly into the ground since this is my first time doing this, and since my watermelon seeds said that they needed to be transplanted very carefully. I used organic seed starter because the miracle grow stuff said that it fed for months or something, and I try to keep things pretty natural... having chemicals leeching into my veggies for months made me a little nervous! (Lowe's swore that they didn't have it on two or three different visits but I eventually found it in a different section... sigh.) My partner got into the seed planting, too, and he decided that he wants to take on planting carrots (I had decided against root veggies because I thought it would be harder on my arthritis, but he swears he'll take care of them). We also added some honeydew melons at the last minute. So in total, we'll have scallions, honeydew, watermelon, shelling peas, sweet corn, broccoli, kohlrabi, and pumpkins (those will be later, of course). I'm also going to have a huge herb garden on our back deck in window boxes that are very easy for me to get to: thyme, sweet basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, and marjoram. Oh, and cat nip for our critter! We're still thinking about getting those blueberry bushes, too. I'm so excited. I've seen a bunch of other new gardeners pop up on here lately, and I wanted to share something from a website that also gave me a bit of confidence. Good news! Plants WANT to grow! And plants know what they're doing. You have that going for you. Like anything else, it helps to be passionate about seedlings: If you're not into it, then you won't succeed. Believe it's possible and believe in yourself. Your brain is designed to solve any problem and reach any goal that you give it. Listen to Mark Twain: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first on." Update with photos when I get some growing happening...
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