Starting seeds indoors can take up a lot of space. Outdoors, things take a long time and can get destroyed by weather and animals.
Winter Sowing is a method which lets you sow your seeds indoors, then set them outdoors but protected, so they get started sooner and are less likely to be damaged. And no, you don’t need a greenhouse!
One of the best parts is that you get to play in the dirt in the winter – I usually start in December. All that pent-up gardening energy from reading the seed catalogs can be put to good use right away!
Here are a couple of links to get you started: