Happy Spring 2015!

It’s spring – at least officially. Depending upon what hardiness zone you’re in, you may already have lots of goodies growing in the ground, or you may be waiting another month or so.

Even if you’re in a cold-weather zone, you can get started now. Peat pots are great for starting seeds and growing them to seedlings; 4-6 weeks should be perfect for getting your new growth sturdy and grown enough to go into the earth or into larger containers and outdoors.

Remember to research your plants: some are sun-lovers, others need partial shade; there are very thirsty varieties and others that like things on the drier side. If you don’t get much sun indoors in any room of your house, consider using a growing lamp. However, peat pots are generally small enough that you can easily move them around from windowsill to windowsill in order to get the most sun.

Next week I’ll be speaking a bit more about container gardening. It’s ideal for urban or small-space areas. I’ll have images of some of my “experiments” and would love to see your own ventures in container gardening, so contact us with any submissions.

Happy spring and happy growing!




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Garden Articles

Six Super Gardening Gifts for the Holidays
Six Super Gardening Gifts for the Holidays

This Christmas, what do you get the gardener who has everything Practically anything garden-related that came out within the past three years That's right: garden tools, gloves and convenience items are always evolving. You're going to be surprised how far some of the best-loved items have been kicked up a notch to make gardening more fun and rewarding than ever.

Continue Reading →

Winter Gardening Blues? Grow an Indoor Healing Garden!
Winter Gardening Blues? Grow an Indoor Healing Garden!

Potted herbs and small flowering plants not only add a little life to your winter kitchen, they may just improve your health. Some double as flavorings and health-boosters. Here are our favorite indoor plants that can help you stay healthy and happy all winter long.

Continue Reading →

Learning Self-Sufficiency Through Community Organic Gardens
Learning Self-Sufficiency Through Community Organic Gardens

Look around your neighborhood.  In a ten block drive, how many places can you count that could potentially become a community organic garden? Experts say community garden initiatives are a great way to give a parent and family a sense of self worth. They also bring people together so they can get to know their neighbors - something that's becoming rarer in the era of tablets and cell phones.

Continue Reading →