Preparing for Gardening Season

by GettingFreedom on January 20, 2012

In the midst of cold weather, snow and dead grass, it’s hard to even begin thinking about the summer months.  Or maybe not, since most of us long for the days of warm weather and no schedules. :)  But, believe it or not, these winter months are the best time for you to start thinking about and planning your home garden.  If you’re still on the fence on whether or not you need to plant a home garden, here’s ten reasons why you should!

If you plan on starting your garden plants from seeds {which I highly recommend!}, now is the time to begin ordering your seeds so you can get your seedlings started.  This will give your seedlings ample time to be mature enough to plant outside when it comes time and bear fruit before growing season is over.

Where to Purchase Seeds

Personally, we prefer to use non-GMO heirloom seeds, but everyone is different.

 

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

We buy the majority of our seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds for many reasons.  Through the years, we’ve been impressed with their variety, pricing and germination rate.  It also doesn’t hurt that they aren’t too far from here. :) Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offers 1300 different varieties of seeds {herbs, vegetables, and flowers}–all of which are non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented.

 

Generic Seeds- Garden Seeds Starting at $1.39

GenericSeeds.com

GenericSeeds.com is your source for non-GMO garden seeds, sprouting herbs and all things vegetable gardening– all at a low price. Unlike Baker Creek, GenericSeeds.com  carries growing supplies, tree kits, and other seed planting needs.  Plus they offer FREE Shipping on orders over $20!

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HerbKits.com

If you are like us and are wanting to grow more of your own herbs–HerbKits.com makes it easy! They have premade kits of Culinary Herbs, Medicinal Herbs and  Herbal Tea Garden Kits available.  In addition to offering Herb Kits, they also have food dehydrators {perfect for drying herbs or preserving your vegetables}, mushroom kits,  and mini-greenhouses to help sprout and nurture your seedlings.

 

Keeping a Garden Journal

When gardening and starting seeds, it’s important to keep record of when you planted your seeds, when they germinated and any notes about the plants change.  Keeping track of these things will help you have a better idea of when you should expect germination and harvest.

 

That’s why I’ve created a Garden Journal just for you!  You can click here for your FREE copy!

 

How are you going to keep track of your plants if you don’t even know what they are?  Here are some Seedling Labels to help you.  For best results, laminate them, and attach to popsicle sticks.

 

 

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