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It’s January. That means it’s time to start planning the vegetable gardens. And the flower gardens. Ok, you may think I’m jumping the gun since we’ve had snow, and have another snow storm coming tomorrow. Now is the time to start the planning, though.
It’s takes time to pour over the seed catalogs, check out nursery websites, go through your stored seeds and other gardening supplies. Then starting your seeds so when the weather is warm enough, you’ll have your own little seedlings to plant. But where? Now’s the time to plan where you’re going to plant all those awesome vegetables and beautiful flowers.
Here’s a few posts from last year to help you get ready for the coming garden season:
Storing seeds is very important for the gardener and I share several ways it can be done easily. Here’s another neat way to store seeds, the Seed Keeper.
Every garden needs some good compost. And, yes, you can compost in the winter!
Then you can make some yummy compost tea for your seedlings, and garden.
Along with deciding what to plant, you need to decide if and what your going to use for mulch.
My favorite way to start seeds is in my homemade newspaper seed pots. Very easy, and frugal! If you don’t have the time, or inclination to make your own starter pots. You can use one like this.
Once those seedlings have sprouted, it’s time to use some seedling grow lights. No need to go buy plant lights, though, use the lights you may already have in your home as grow lights.
Gardening is fun, rewarding, and can help you save on your grocery bill. It does require planning, though. So get started planning, and hopefully spring will be here early!
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