Grow Your Own!
With the snow still on the ground, it certainly feels too early to start thinking about a garden. But for many serious gardeners, the gardening season never really stops anyway.
Not that gardening on a small scale is that much work. And what work there is can be a lot of fun. The reward of the freshest, best tasting, healthiest vegetables ever is more than worth the effort.
There has never been a better time to get started if you are going to raise a garden for the first time this spring. Hopefully this short article will help to get the creative juices flowing to inspire your green thumb to come out.
Even if it is too early to get your hands in the soil, there is still plenty to do. Finding gardening advice is even easier than finding a Verizon wireless promo code. It would be a worthwhile trip to go to the local gardening shop or nursery. Although they may have cut back their staff and hours this time of the year, they probably have a pot of coffee on, and plenty of time to chat. Get to know them and find out what will grow best in your area, and when and how to plant. Although they are in the business of selling stuff to gardeners, they will love to spend some time sharing their expertise to get you started off right, and save some money on supplies. Their business depends on the loyalty of repeat customers.
During the winter is a good time to plan the sort of garden you want to have. What is best will depend on the type of ground and yard you have. Even if it is very small, or even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow vegetables!
Container gardening has a long tradition for apartment dwellers. The plants won’t really care where the soil is, as long as it is good soil. A container garden also has the advantage of being portable to a degree, so you can move it to a spot that has the most favorable lighting conditions. Because a container can be planted using clean, healthy soil, and there isn’t a lot of surface area, weeds won’t have a chance to become the problem they are in the ground.
The important thing is to enjoy your plants and your garden, and part of that is the planning that you are doing, even in the depths of winter. You may not be able to feed your family with a garden grown in a few pots (it has been done!) but even if you are only able to grow one perfect tomato, I promise it will be the best tomato you have ever had!