I will be starting some seeds today although there is about 2′ of snow and the temperature is 9 F.
Some of my tomatoes, peppers, and other warm season plants will go in the ground early with protection so I want give them time to grow to a decent size – but not too large since larger plants tend to go through more transplant shock. Cool season vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage will reach maturity sooner if started inside and transplanted in about March.
One of my favorite ways to start seeds is with an Aerogarden. If you are familiar with an Aerogarden you may think it is a way to grow herbs and vegetables year round indoors. That is true but it is also a fabulous way to start seeds. I have found that my seeds start faster this way than other methods. The seeds are getting the moisture they need without staying too wet and the proper amount of light after then have emerged.
For more methods for starting seeds check out Three Seed Starting Methods