I know it’s still winter, but this weekend I’ll be starting to get ready for gardening season. I only have about six weeks to wait before my garden starts to come alive! Crocus’ are usually the first flowers to come up in my garden … er lawn … and I should see some by the last week of March.
This weekend I’m going to start some seedlings indoors. Some plants like Asters, Impatiens and a few other flowers that need to be started in February so they’ll be big enough to plant out in the garden in May or so. Then in March I’ll start some other plants like Tomatoes and maybe cucumbers.
This will be the first time in a few years that I’ll have started seedlings indoors. I got lazy the last few years and just bought young plants from a local nursery, but man, that gets expensive! It’s much cheaper and much more satisfying if you start your own plants from seed.
I’ve also been looking into getting a compost tumbler. We have a compost bin in the back yard and we fill it up pretty good with kitchen scraps, leaves and other things that are great to compost, but I think we could make compost faster for the garden if we had a tumbler. Compost is great for the garden beds.
Do you garden? If you do, have you ever started your own plants at home? What kind of flowers or veggies do you grow from seed?