This week many seedlings have been popping up in the garden. Most of them are from seeds that I sowed directly either over the winter or late March and early April. If you're a somewhat lazy gardener like myself direct sowing has to be the easiest method of germinating seeds for your garden.
The only thing we as gardeners need to do is provide the seeds and Mother Nature will do most of the work for us. Since I had a number of different seeds and didn't want to start them in home made greenhouses I just scattered most of them in bare spots in the garden. In some cases like the image above I actually went a step further and first plotted out a line where I would plop these seeds. But it's pretty rare that I do that because in my garden I don't necessarily strive for perfect lines and symmetry. Direct sowing seeds in the garden is a lot less expensive than sowing seeds indoors under lights, buying or making seed starting pots.