In the mean time I've set up a seedling tray. We've apparently thrown away all our little yogurt pots. I didn't foresee that I would give up that treat anytime soon. So the tray has the smallest of the squillion plant pots we've collected, plus some cut down toilet paper rolls I had cleared out of the crafting cupboard and put into the recycling. Fortunately the recycling hadn't gone out yet.
I could have used egg cartons, but I'd recycled all but the ones I need for when I buy trays of 30 eggs. I don't like carrying open trays, so I move them to the cartons I've saved for this purpose.
Having run across this article, I thought I'd try some of the ideas. I stuck the end of an onion into one of the pots. No idea what it will do. The article says 'green onion's; will believe it when I see it. The carrot ends really do grow green stuff, but I'm not really big on garnish. I'd rather have actual food.
Will keep this up until it is too much hassle. I suspect that it won't produce more than a mouthful or two. Still, it keeps us entertained.
I sprinkled some cress and some tarragon into a couple of the pots, figuring they'd either come up or not. The cress has, so far the tarragon has not.
Have you started your seedlings yet?