This is our first guest post by Ellie Martin Cliffe. Ellie has written several articles for Birds & Blooms in the past and now produces great products for us like Grow It, Cook It and Garden All-Stars for our books department. Thanks Ellie!
This morning, I woke up and immediately I knew: It was time do something springy. Today I would plant my tomato and pepper seeds for our container garden. Ian and I had already saved seeds from a bell pepper and a hot chili we cooked with, so I ran out to Stein’s (a local garden center chain) and bought container-friendly tomato seeds, plus some tomatillo ones (right…not official tomatoes, but something that’s easy to start from seed that we want to make room for on the balcony). Here’s how I did it.
Ellie Martin Cliffe is a Milwaukee-area editor and writer. When she isn’t wielding her (red) pen, Ellie can be found in the garden, at any concert that showcases a fiddle, playing pub trivia, or in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes. She and her husband, Ian, live in a comfy flat with their homegrown grapefruit tree, Sprout.