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Getting Ready for Spring Plantings
Posted By Crystal Collins On March 1, 2013 @ 3:56 pm In Organic and Green Living | No Comments
Getting ready for spring plantings a little at a time can fill the last few days of winter with excitement and energy for the coming growing season. Let’s look a a few key areas where the planning can begin today.
There are many things to consider when choosing what to plant. Are you wanting to eat the produce or create a beautiful environment? If you’re dedicated to organic principals, do you have a good source of heirloom and organic seeds? What grows best in your region? When should each plant be started indoors or planted in the ground? Contact your local agricultural extension office for the most relevant information to your area.
Get started on feeding your plants all the best your kitchen scraps have to offer. Composting is a wonderful way to nourish your vegetables and fruits without spending a dime.
Ask your neighbors and parents for any tools they might want to donate to your upcoming gardening adventure. Even if you don’t have the newest, shiniest hoe or tractor, having a good, solid spade and rake will be a good place to start for basic ground preparations.
Do some research on the most pesky pests in your area and plan ahead. You don’t want to get all the hard work of digging and planting done to have your efforts sabotaged by a slug, snail, rabbit, or insect.
Anyone can become a master gardener in the space they have. There are options for container gardeners in apartments and people with small yards and very little sun. Don’t let your space be an obstacle. Take the challenge to grow even a little something on your windowsill. It will change your appreciation for real food.
If you aren’t interested in a backyard garden, consider joining a community garden. Get some great tips on community gardening here.
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