New Year’s Resolution 1: I will start my own seeds this year
It’s easy and pain free. I can try unique varieties not found at the big box stores. And I’ll save a ton of money. A packet of seeds is a couple bucks and can produce dozens of plants. All I really need is a seed tray, soilless potting mix and seeds. Plastic seed trays can be used over and over again, too. Here are the step-by-step instructions for how to start seeds indoors.
New Year’s Resolution 2: I will compost my kitchen scraps
All those leftover salad greens, onion layers, cucumber peels, coffee grounds, tea bags and egg shells are much too valuable to send to the landfill. They’re easy to collect in a compost pail. When I get enough, I can either add them to a compost pile outdoors or dig them directly into the ground, where they’ll break down and feed my garden. Check out these 10 amazing backyard composting tools.