In most cases, any effort to grow your own food using organic principles is a net positive for the environment. You’re cutting down on total food miles and reducing the use of fossil fuels. So why nitpick? Because we can always do better.
What if I told you that the peat moss used as a seed starting medium was formed over millennia, and is being depleted much faster than it can possibly be replenished?
Besides “fossil” peat moss, other traditional seed starting materials aren’t much better. Those tiny plastic pots often make it just one season before cracking and breaking, adding more bulk to the landfill.
How do you start seeds using renewable materials?