With spring on the horizon, it’s time to finalize your garden plans.
Already? Great beets alive, pull your heads out of the sand and get busy! There are seeds to buy, ground to prep, compost to turn—
Oops—did we forget to start the compost pile? Can’t find it under all the snow? Well, leave it be then, there are plenty of other things to keep us busy. Like gather the tools, plan for location, check the water supply… Now where did that sprinkler go?
So many things to think about could scare a gal clear out of the garden, but hold on to your tool belt, because we’re going to make this easy! As pie. (Because we all have time to bake pie, right?)
By being prepared, you’ll be certain not to miss your first day of planting. While this day varies from region to region based on frost dates, most gardeners can plan on March-April to begin their outdoor festivities.
But why wait? You can start many of your seeds indoors and get a jump-start on the season! Which brings us to the first item on the checklist:
1 – Order seeds. Grow what you’ll eat—not what’s easy. I know it’s tempting, but there’s no sadder day than the one when you witness perfectly good food withering on the vine. So if you haven’t already, order those seeds.
2 – Design layout. If building container beds, get your lumber now. I don’t know about you, but my husband likes a bit of notice before he’s asked to perform. Getting your creative juices warmed and flowing now, will help speed the process later. “Oh, sweetheart… About that little favor!” More