Now that the snow has gone, and we're to be treated to 60 degree highs straight into the weekend, it looks like Spring is at last getting the upper hand on Old Man Winter. So, I've started the first of my seedlings. Starting with herbs this year.. parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. I'll also plant basil... and mint.. and probably a whole bunch of other stuff. I start the herbs from seed in jiffy pots… discs of peat moss which expand with water. As soon as I see a sprout I'll put the entire jiffy pot in a Dannon Lite and Fit 6 oz yogurt cup (which I have saved for this purpose) and add some good full weight garden soil to better retain moisture. The peat dries out way too fast. Once the seedling sprouts a long neck reaching for the light on the windowsill, I'll transplant to a small plastic 2 - 3 inch pot… burying the seedling right up to its neck, just below the seed leaves.. making sure it doesn’t rot with too much moisture. Next stop: garden ready once threat of frost is over. Spinach and lettuce I'll sow directly into the garden… anytime now in fact.