After we finished a bottle of juice today, I knew exactly what I was going to do with the plastic jug. Instead of tossing it into my recycling bin, I decided to sow some seeds... outdoors!! It was 20F outside today, but that didn't stop me. Alison @Bonney Lassie told me about winter sowing and so I had to try it for myself! At first, I was a bit confused about the whole process, sow seeds outdoors, with snow and the frigid temperatures, really? However, when I read the article she sent me, it all made sense. The best part, it's so simple! I looked at Wintersown.org's list to see which vegetable seeds were most suited for the cold weather. I decided to go with broccoli seeds.
I followed the instructions on how to prep my container for winter sowing on The Home Garden's website. Dave has a great explanation and demonstration, definitely check it out.