We've had this sneaky plan to garden even in the dead of winter and have finally gotten around to setting it up. The shelving we use to start seedlings on is now set up on the kitchen counter by a sunny window. Trays filled with nutritious dirt and sprinkled with seeds will hopefully yield tender baby greens in a few weeks! We'll see how they do with just the natural light, I have a feeling they might need a boost, in which case we'll hang up the fluorescents.Santa left these seeds in my stocking and I've been so excited to use them! What a delightful mid-winter project, to start spring a little early with something lush and growing. My mouth is already watering thinking about sweet, fresh greens. There really is nothing like greens straight from the soil. The basic drill was; fill up the trays with soil, press in mini-furrows (cute!), spinkle in the seeds (one tray of spinach, half of Swiss chard and half of roquette; my favorite!), water, and wait. It was probably done in less than half an hour. That was the quick part, now we just have to wait for them to grow. We'll probably cover them while they germinate and then set up the lights once they sprout. I'll let you know if our little experiment yields tasty salads in a few weeks!