Weekend Project: Plan Your Garden!

Weekend Project: Plan Your Garden!

Emma Christensen
Mar 6, 2009

Is anyone else just itching to get outside and do some gardening? Well, we can't do that quite yet (there's still a foot of snow in our backyard!), but this weekend we're planning on getting out the seed catalogs and figuring out exactly what we want to grow this summer. Care to join us? Here are some resources...

If you're starting seeds indoors, March is the time to get started. Seeds often need several weeks to sprout and get strong enough to put outdoors. The seed packet will usually give instructions for starting seeds and when they can be planted.

Here's some inspiration and how-to's from the Kitchn:

How to Start a Green Roof Garden
How to Start a Community Garden
How to Make a One-Pot Herb Garden
Planning a Window Box
Victory Garden Project
Our Small San Francisco Container Garden
Book Review: Designing the New Kitchen Garden

And a few more resources from around the web:

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Handy for predicting when the last frost in your area will be
The National Gardening Association - A good all-around resource for how-to's, pest control info, and buying guides.
Starting Seeds Indoors from Garden Guides
How to Construct a Raised Planting Bed from WikiHow
Vegetable Gardening in Containers from AgriLife/Texas A&M

What are your garden plans this year?

Related: How Far Does Your Food Travel?

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