Monday, March 8, 2010

Get Motivated Monday

Do you plan to garden this summer? If you do, here is this week's challenge...

Go to the library and get a couple of gardening books to plot out your plan for this summer. I particularly love the concepts of square foot and container gardening.

Purchase some seeds at a garden center or online through a seed company.

Save 1/2 gallon milk/oj jugs and 2 liter pop bottles to make mini greenhouses to start your seeds in. (Tomato seeds should be started in the next week or so indoors.) Also, make plantable pots out of newspaper to start your seeds in.

Start saving kitchen scraps for a small compost...use a small lidded garbage can or rubbermaid with holes in it outside to keep your mini compost in. Research this online for help.

Get planting this weekend. We started cheery tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, and yellow squash already in our basement. I still have carrots to start, spinach, lettuce, peppers, chives, etc to plant in the soil after the last frost.

Happy gardening!

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