‘Tis the season to start collecting supplies in anticipation of the 2012 garden.
I’ve been saving plastic containers such as the ones I purchase strawberries, dehydrated veggie chips and sprouts in.
These will become terrariums for my seedlings in the early spring.
Toilet paper and towel rolls can serve as degradable containers for soil in which I’ll plant the seeds.
These containers can be placed in any sunny and warm window upon planting. They are easy to turn as the sprouting plants start leaning toward the sun.
This is the shelf up against my southern facing kitchen sliding door.
We’re also making our new crop plans based on last year’s harvest and the notes we kept.
Our garden is based on 4 quarter patches. This way, the walkway remains walkable all year and we simply take the push mower in to trim it down as needed. The 1st and 2nd quarter are the first to lose the sun in the fall afternoons so we’ll want to plant the later-blooming plants in the 3rd and 4th.
I saved some seeds from last year for replanting (zucchini and cucumber) but will have to purchase the rest so, we have decisions to make:
What seeds are we purchasing and where to buy them?
When to start the seedlings and how many to start with?
I enjoy sharing seedlings also so, will be in touch with friends and family to share and trade.