Gardening season is upon us. I get excited to see nurseries starting to fill their shelves with products and seeds for this years gardening season.
Since I’ll be delivering a baby in June, this year I’ll be downsizing and I plan on focusing my efforts on my urban homestead.
I’ll be working on creating an intensive and productive backyard. I have plans for a refined vegetable gardening area, espalier fruit trees, and a chicken run/area specifically for meat.
I’ll share my new garden/homestead sketches with you soon.
This week, I’ll be starting my seeds indoors and hopefully have them outside within a few weeks in a makeshift greenhouse made out of recycled windows.
Just thinking about all of this makes me anxious for Spring and to get my hands in the dirt.
In the meantime, I’d like to share my organic gardening series with you again including a seed starting plan. I’ve since started new methods of my own as I’ve grown with more experience and learned what works best for me.
However, it’s a good starting point for newbie gardeners and as I proceed in this years gardening season, I’ll share my new methods with you as well.
Specifically when it comes to seed transplanting and mixing my own soil.
Also, I’ll be sharing on new topics this year to add to the series. Topics such as companion planting, crop covers, and many posts on how to prevent pests and disease in your garden.
Organic Gardening Series and A Free Seed Starting Plan to Download
Part 1: Ordering Seed Catalogs – List of sources for organic and heirloom seeds.
Part 3: Planting Zones, Frost Dates, and Planting Calendars – Important dates on when to start your seeds indoors and when you can safely plant outdoors.
Part 4. Understanding Succession Planting – Careful planning will allow us to grow a succession of plants in the same place throughout the season to maximize the production.
Part 7. Tending your seedlings – How to take care of your seedlings once they’ve sprouted.
Part 9. Thinning Your Seedlings
Seed Starting Plan
Below is a seed starting plan you can download to keep track of your new seedlings and when to plant them outside.
Are you excited for this years gardening season?
Please share your plans with us for this year or new things you plan on trying. It’s always fun to hear what others are doing to spark new ideas 🙂