It’s time to start thinking about seed starting and garden planning! If you live near Charlotte, VT, consider coming to this Saturday’s Seed Swap to give away your extra seeds, get a few fun new varieties, and get your gardening questions answered by local experts:
If you’re reading this from afar, here are some past blog posts that I love reviewing at this time of year. Happy Spring!
Planning a Back-Yard Garden: This post includes information on several crucial components to planning a back-yard garden including soil testing, sunlight analysis, seed catalogue browsing, making a veggie wish list, and rough-draft garden planning. Back yard gardening is an affordable way to access fresh veggies throughout the summer, will get you physically active outside, is rewarding, and can be a great way to bond with family members or roommates!
Seeds vs. Seedlings: Sometimes it’s best to buy vegetable seedlings from a nursery. Sometimes it’s better to buy a packet of seeds to start yourself. Check out this post to decide whether to buy seeds or seedlings. Now is the perfect time to buy seeds or attend a seed swap! If you live in Somerville, check out Seed Sale and Seed Swap information.
Consider planning a Container Garden: If you live in an urban setting with questionable soil, rent or are planning to move, or have a nice sunny porch, you may want to consider a container garden! Containers are a great way to try out vegetable growing on a small scale, and can help you determine if you’d like to do more the next season. If you start gathering materials now, it can also be a very affordable option! This Post lists all the things you should consider to grow a successful container garden.