This is a collection of some of the plants I've started on the windowsills. Last year I started quite a few flowers but this year I scaled back focusing on tomatoes and lettuce. I did pot up some sweet peas so I'll have a few to bloom early. The rest of the sweet peas I will sow outside in May. In the front of the photo is some lime basil which I really like. It is smaller than regular basil but has a truly refreshing lime flavor to it. A small pot of onions is coming along. I never have much success with onions but I keep trying anyway. I'll transplant the seedlings soon. I have three types of tomato : a yellow cherry (Ildi), a modern hybrid midsize (Celebrity) and a heirloom beefsteak (Marmade).
I like to start my own tomatoes in individual pots because it minimizes transplant shock when I put them outside. I harden them off for a week or so before planting, and then they are ready to go.