The tips of spring-flowering bulbs poking through the soil in my planters tell me that another gardening season is about to begin. And while it’s really too soon to start any seeds – even indoors – this is the perfect time to make sure you have everything you’ll need when the days get longer and the weather gradually warms up.
The first thing to do is take stock of your garden and supplies. Take a good look at your garden and think back to last season. If you made notes, took pictures or kept a journal – great! You know what you want to repeat and what you want to change. If you grow vegetables, take some time to consider how you will rotate your crops to avoid pests and disease. Draw a plan or make a list of what you want to add or delete so you’re ready and don’t fall in love with the first lovely plant or seed you see only to find out if really won’t work.
And check out our latest newsletter. It’s all about starting plants from seeds.
Elizabeth Cull, Franchise President