Seeds! It is seed starting time here in San Antonio. But it’s January. Yep. But it seems early. Yep! That’s how we do it here. We start indoor seeds of early spring veggies and annuals that enjoy the warmth of our spring but peter out and stop producing when summer heat rolls in. This means veggies seeds like tomatoes (especially tomatoes), peppers, eggplant, and flower seeds like alyssum and lobelia.

If you get your seeds going this month and follow our recommendations for maintenance, you’ll be marching out to your gardens with healthy little transplants to plant in spring. 

Delaying your indoor seed starting projects will push you behind the curve much further than you probably realize especially with certain plants (ahem, tomatoes). 


Seeds of tomato plants

We believe starting seeds indoors is something everybody should try at least once and we bet you’ll get hooked. 

It can be a very rewarding learning experience. I’m not gonna lie though, it can also be a frustrating, heart wrenching experience if you don’t really know what you are doing. 

Guess what though? We’ve got you covered. We have a bunch of seed starting blogs that can educate you through the entire process from supplies to what to do when it’s time to plant.

I’ve added the links below, as well as some of our Youtube videos to get you on the right seed starting path. We’ll also be bringing you more info this month, so be sure to check back often and make sure you sign up for our newsletter to get any updates delivered straight to your email.

Starting Seeds: Part 1

Starting Seeds: Part 2

Starting Seeds: Part 3

Quick Review: Germinating Seeds

So let’s do this seed starting thing! It’ll be time for spring veggies before you know it (especially tomatoes)!

~The Happy Gardener, Lisa Mulroy