grow your own fresh veggies or herbs! Give it a try.
Here is what I've done so far:
- Looked through the seed catalog to decide which seeds I wanted/needed and purchased them
- Went through my old seeds and wrote expiration dates on them (I store my seeds in their original packets in a ziploc bag with a handful of rice to keep out the moisture and throw the whole bag in the refrigerator)
- Started tomatoes, peppers, onions and basil seeds indoors
- Picked out which seeds can be planted outdoors early spring and wrote down which crops to avoid following (i.e. Kale, Kohlrabi, Pak Choi should not be planted where any of the cabbage family plants were planted last) and which crops make bad companions (i.e. Beets should not be planted near Pole Beans)
- Checked my soil to see whether or not it is ready and removed some of the leaf mulch cover from the areas that were too wet
- Make my garden plan, plan out each square foot section - I like to draw a "map" of my garden in my garden notebook/journal
- Check the soil again to see if it is ready
- Plant the early crops: Kale, Beet, Spinach, Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Radish, Onion, Parsley and Pak Choi
- Once the soil gets a bit warmer (50 degrees), plant peas
- Build and prepare two more square foot raised beds
- Figure out when to plant other crops
- Water, fertilize, watch, and wait
- Reap the harvest, freeze, and can extras
- I'm sure there is something I have forgotten or left out, so I'll leave a space for it here:)
Now it's your turn, go on out there and GET GARDENING! Please share what you hope to do this season with your garden, whether it be small, large, or just in containers!
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