Wednesday, January 13, 2016

66



There are 66 days until spring arrives. Have you decided what you’re going to plant in your garden come spring? 

Are you the type of person who saves their own seeds to use next planting season?  Or are you the person who receives catalogs and needs time to place an order?

I’m the person who does both…..I save seeds, and I compliment my seeds with a nice order through several out-of-state vendors.  




Many of my Blogger readers are experienced gardeners, who know exactly what seeds to plant or order, how to prepare their garden beds, when to plant, and when to harvest.  However, there are some of you who don’t quite understand when, or how, to setup and start your own garden.  

Here’s a great website to help walk you through the garden process, it’s called Vegetable Gardening Online.  

This website talks you through how to design your garden, the zone you live in, when to plant, and what type of garden best to start with.

Are you ready to start taking those baby steps of becoming self sufficient by first starting to grow your own garden?  

It doesn’t hurt to try.  What are you waiting for?
 












22 comments:

  1. Only 66 days? I can't wait!! Thanks for the resource, it's always good to compare notes and see what else we can learn.

    Fern

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    1. Fern, and Frank,

      I can't wait either :-)
      You're welcome, I thought the source would interest both new people starting gardens and the experienced gardener.

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  2. Now that the wife is retired, we will probably try to garden some. My last two attempts were a lot of work for zero yield. Weather and wild animals, plus my own chickens, trashed my test plots.

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    1. Harry,

      One year the weather just destroyed my garden completely (tornado) and then too much rain. I say give gardening a try again, only put some fencing up to prevent the critters from getting at it.

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    2. Flowers, lettuce, all sorts of berries and grapes, herbs, carrots and tomatoes. With a u-pick farm a few miles away, I like to pick/buy their corn, squash, cabbage, and potatoes.

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    3. Mrs. Mac,

      Spring brings so many amazing things!!!

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  3. I am so happy to hear that spring is soon! I have always been like you - save some, buy some. This year I am using just what I have on hand. It should be a very interesting garden!

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    1. Susan,

      Me too!!! Oh girl, I can't wait to read posts about your garden :-)

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  4. Won't be long.

    I save seeds and buy.

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    1. Gail,

      No it won't be long at all. I can't wait, I'm very antsy for spring to come. We both do the same thing with seeds.

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  5. 66 days wow we just had our first significant snowfall. This is such a short season this year:) I have not thought of gardening yet good for you. Hug B

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    1. Buttons,

      Were usually a head of y'all when planting comes.
      Hopefully your winter won't be too bad or long.
      I know your animals will be happy for some nice warm sun :-)
      Hugs,
      Sandy

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  6. I've been trying to get myself in the mood to plan out this coming season's garden, but so far I'm more interested in doing handwork! I know I have all the seeds I need but can't resist looking through the new catalogs just to see if there might be something new I HAVE to try this year!

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    1. Mama Pea,

      You've done enough hard work. I say take your time especially since you have all of your seeds.
      Looking at seed catalogs is something I love to do even if I don't buy anything.

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    2. I suspect Mama and Papa Pea have a tad more than 66 days before they can do much about it. :)

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  7. 66 days? Seriously? Lordy, I'm behind...and getting behinder (love making up words, ha). I have plans, but need to get them going soon. I keep waiting for "winter" but it might miss us this year.

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    1. 1st Man,

      For sure!!! I think winter is going to be a bit strange for us this year. It's not as cold, and we've had many beautiful warm sunny days.

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  8. Ahhhhh I can't wait until Spring. Drive safe back down to Texas Sandy!!!!

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    1. PP,

      I can't wait either. The only thing causing me to hesitate are the tornadoes. I wonder how they will be this spring. Thanks PP, we will drive carefully for sure :-)

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  9. Once the seed catalogues start to arrive, I don't know what I want anymore! LOL Everything looks so inviting.

    Excellent gardening website, Sandy, thanks for the link.

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    1. Leigh,

      Yes, every thing does look inviting.
      Too much to look at, LOL.....

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