We are all fascinated by the process of watching something grow from a small seed to a mature and productive plant. I fondly remember receiving a packet of green bell pepper seeds, when I was in the fifth grade. My first ripe pepper was the centerpiece for a memorable dinner I still recall vividly today.
I think we have all forgotten how easy and thrilling it was to germinate a seed between two wet paper towels way back in grade school (we all did an experiment like this, right?). Each spring, I relive that same excitement, when I start my vegetables and herbs from seed. And you don't need a massive greenhouse, expensive equipment, or even a green thumb to get a head start on summer's bounty.