This will be my third attempt at starting seeds indoors. I have had minimal success with this project, mainly because my shelving units are in my basement and "out of sight ~ out of mind". I did however purchase new self-watering trays that may help this time around. I picked up the potting soil at a local nursery and have seeds that I saved from last years plants, as well as seeds I purchased through Swallowtail seeds.
Many of the seeds that I purchased, are for attracting butterflies, which has become a passion of mine. After rearing my first monarch last fall, I'd love to rear other types of butterflies too. Many of the seeds are for host plants for different butterflies: parsley, dill, fennel, etc... I also planted two Pawpaw trees last fall to attract the Zebra Swallowtail. I've never seen this type of butterfly in person, so hopefully they will find my trees ~ that is, if they make it. I received them in their dormant stage, so I have my fingers crossed. The weather today was so beautiful ~ it actually made it up to 70 degrees today! I took a brief walk around my yard and found a few plants starting to break through the ground! I'm hoping for an early spring ~ hope that groundhog was right! Have a great weekend!