This weekend Zak and Odin planted some of our first seeds. There was Borage, Echinacea, Bee’s Friend, Nasturtium, Chives, Red Milkweed, Hyssop, and Chamomile. Zak also planted a variety of vegetables a day or so ago. We really want to start early and have an abundant variety this year. Last year, we moved a little late in the season so our growing schedule was thrown off a bit. I want to have many flowers so that we can keep our bees happy and just adorn our yard with color (plus, think of all the mandalas I’ll be able to make!). We’re going to try and spend more time making our garden functional this year, especially because we have so much space. It seems a waste to not use it to its full potential. I’d like to do a series of gardening posts as the season progresses, maybe we’ll count this one as the first one.
It’s best to start your seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost. We’re jumping the gun a bit and starting a few weeks earlier than that, but we’re too excited to wait. There’s no better cure for the end of Winter blues than some green seedlings! I’m planning to make an indoor herb garden this Fall so that we will have access to fresh herbs all year long! You can use almost any dish or bowl as a seed tray, but it’s best if there is some sort of drainage to prevent rotting.
I encourage you very strongly to join us and garden this year! Purchase your seeds now if you haven’t already and get those babies in some soil when they arrive!