Are you thinking of planting a garden this year and growing some food of your own? If so, now is is the perfect time to start planning!
Click through for a round-up of some good resources.
Internet Resources for Gardeners:
- You Grow Girl!--No, it's not just for girls! Gayla Trail, an urban gardener in Vancouver, is a font of gardening knowledge.
- The Old Farmer's Almanac--This site has lots of useful nooks and crannies, and is especially useful for find out when the last frost is projected for your area. After this date, you can introduce your seeds and seedlings to their outside summer homes.
- The National Gardening Association--a good all around resource to have in your back pocket.
- Slow Food Ark of Taste--While this list doesn't exactly pertain to gardening, it can provide some great inspiration for what to grow in your garden. We're thinking of growing ground cherries this summer, which appeared in Boston-area farmer's markets last year and are said to do well in containers!
Places to order your seeds and seedlings:
And don't forget to check out your local gardening scene! There are often local meet-ups for seed exchanges this time of year. Farms can also be sources for less common plants that are indigenous to your area.
What are you thinking of growing this year? If you're just starting out, what gardening questions do you have?
(Photo: Emma Christensen for The Kitchn)