Before I knew it September was gone and I still hadn't started any seedlings for my fall container garden. It may be too late, but you've got to try, right?
I started the tomatoes from seed, on a window sill in the kitchen. They are Carmellos, a French heirloom tomato seen most often in the open air markets around France. Every time I look at a Carmello I imagine myself in Paris in the spring…
The romaine lettuce and Swiss chard were sown directly into the pots, which in hindsight was probably not the best way to do things. Next time I’ll start them in the window, or, if I’m really industrious over the next year, in an as yet to be built greenhouse.
I also tried sowing spinach directly into the pots, but it never sprouted. I have a few seedlings in the windowsill as I write this, with one weak shoot valiantly fighting its way out of the dirt.