If it's still cold and wintery where you are, winter seed sowing might be the perfect project! You can sow seeds directly into your garden beds or into flats or recycled translucent plastic jugs to be left outside while it’s still cold out. Check out these winter seed sowing basics to get you started!
As shown in the photos, you can get creative with your containers! Donna Merrill, the President of the Pollinator Pathway, collected plastic containers from the grocery store and used a hot nail to melt the plastic to create drainage holes. Then she closed the containers and placed them outside, next to her house. The seeds used include New England Liatris, Monarda Punctata and Purple Aster. Stick around to see how they grow throughout the next few months!