Here’s a quick Sunday surprise for you all – SEEDS!
That’s the big thing happening in my garden right now. With spring slowly approaching here in the southwest, it’s time to get crops ready, because before ya know it, it’ll be summer.
So what’s the happs, you ask? I’m planting another wave of lettuce, kale, spinach, broccoli, beets and carrots.
This is the perfect time too for starting leafy greens because of the new moon tonight. (What? You don’t know about lunar planting?)
I always use a few different methods when starting my seeds; directly into the ground, in my greenhouse, in recycled 6packs from the nursery, even in re-purposed paper towel rolls. For experimental purposes mostly, but also, certain seeds respond differently to various methods.
And I always make sure to note the seeds as I plant them. (Don’t come back later to do this – you’ll forget what’s what and where! The wind is good at ‘helping’ with that.)
And for you folks on the freezing east coast braving the snow storms, don’t feel too discouraged. You can try staring seeds indoors using grow lights.
I even do this here in the temperate southwest to often get a head start on the season. I can also control the conditions to keep specialty seeds happy for sprouting.
So don’t delay. Get out – or in – there and start getting those fingers dirty!