I have so much anticipation for this upcoming gardening season, and I guess this will be the season where I take a stand. This planting season I’m trying something new, I’ve done my research, and I think the garden and I are ready.
Never before have I started seeds indoors, I’ve only ever bought plants at the local farmers market for my garden. This year will be different though, I have taken a step outside my comfort zone and soon I will start the growing season.
So what kind of tips do you have for me? I have already read about using seed starter mix, placing the seeds in a window after they sprout, fertilizing soon after germination, and then adding a grow light.
But let me back up to what’s going in the plot. Rainbow chard, red lettuce, kale, arugula, and carrots will be part of the garden landscape this year.
It’s a shady garden if you couldn’t tell. And it was actually interesting in researching what vegetables are shade tolerant. And I made some great choices.
The actual choice of seeds was the best part. I ordered from Seed Savers and it was a great experience, such an array of heirloom seeds. The different varieties of seeds all seem to have these incredible back stories of how the seed emigrated, along with its culture, to the US. You can actually trace the seed lineage. And now here they are going into my garden. Fascinating.
I don’t have that much experience in gardening, and this will only be my fourth year at it. And the first I’m really trying anything ballsy. But this time around I want to get to know the dirt, feel it, learn from the dirt, and and connect with it.
So please wish me luck on my journey. And any inspiration or ideas you share will be appreciated.