Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time to think garden

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I can’t wait for anything green to replace this blanket of snow.  At least it has melted down just enough for the top of the raised bed frames to peep through.

Many more snow storms stand between now and gardening season.  Yet, it is time to think of the garden and start the plants indoors.  Our garden season is short and can be brutally cold.  Having healthy and strong plants to set out when the weather finally warms makes a big difference in the garden’s productivity. 

Nursery centers have a nice selection of purdy vegetable plants all ready for you to purchase.  But they have gotten so expensive!  Last year they were $2-$5 PER PLANT! Unless you only need a plant or two for a small container garden – YIKES!

Starting plants indoors will give you a much broader choice of seed varieties.  Next week I’ll share how to make your own seed starting pots from newspaper.  Until then, here are some of my favorite seed companies:     

Pinetree Garden Seeds
Seeds of Change
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange 
Totally Tomatoes  
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Vermont Bean Seed Company

Once you order seeds your mailbox will be perpetually filled with colorful seed catalogs to dream over during the cold wintry months.  Do you have a favorite seed catalog?

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2 comments:

Samantha said...

I am so looking forward to spring and gardening, I cant wait !!

12三 said...

很用心的blog,推推哦 ........................................

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