We finally started our seeds this past weekend and planted a bed with spring crops this past weekend, so it finally feels like spring has arrived.
But, even though I’m behind on things, I thought you might need some helpful resources for all of you much better-prepared peeps out there, so check out these resources:
- My older three-part series on starting seeds has some visuals and helpful links
- Organic Gardening has a great article on seed starting basics
- Mother Earth News has some great (if a bit advanced for my time restraints these days) tips
- Free and cheap seed starting container ideas
- If you haven’t already bought your seeds, check out my February post for some ideas.
- I’m intrigued by this list of seven varieties to plant in 2014.
- Why you should buy organic (or heirloom) seeds if at all possible.
- I looove this guy’s videos. Grant and I have totally lost entire evenings watching one after the other (yes, we’re dorks). He has an entire series for beginner gardeners, which I think is super helpful, beginner or not.
While you’re starting those seeds, a good thing to get working on before you can get outside is your compost. Check out some of these links for tips and tricks:
- A helpful, concise roundup of tips.
- Super helpful chart to guide you on brown and green compost ratios.
- Some composting basics, including my recommendation for an easy and cheap beginner compost bin.
- If you’re local, I would highly recommend you call Keith at Castaway Compost and have him come out and spray worm tea on your gardens (and yard!) at the beginning of the season. If you’re not local (or even if you are), check out these amazing-looking new worm bins of his on Kickstarter.
- Four DIY compost bins + directions.
If you haven’t already, add soil testing to your list of to-dos before planting time. That way, you’ll have time to amend your soil accordingly to set yourself up for the best possible garden this year.
Ok, now I’m a bit more motivated to get out there and get to work – happy gardening!