Episode-158- Start Spring Gardening Now
It’s time to begin gardening now. The winter has been long and cold but it is now officially spring and March 30 was a fine day to begin to begin transplanting Swiss chard, parsley and endive. I also had to delay sowing peas radish until yesterday due to the snow earlier this week. Rain was forecast for today so there were no more excuses left to delay the necessary and fun work of doing these plantings. The video shows many of the plants still growing under the light system and then takes you on a tour of the gardens and how I am doing the transplants and sowings.
There is still plenty of time for you to get going and I recommend making it a team effort with your family and friends. Before you know it (nature providing of course) there will be bountiful crops. The first of which will be yesterday’s plantings. Starting with salads and moving on to side dishes gardening allows you to avoid shopping for food with questionable origins and more importantly connects you closer to the soil. This is planning for the future at its best.
- 2013 home outline and plans B
- 2013 Planting Times
- Grow Light set-up
- Frost Dates
- triangular 3 tiered strawberry patch
- 12 Principles of Permaculture – (ref: http://www.permacultureprinciples.com )
- Seeds from SouthernExposure.com