It’s springtime, and if you can’t tell, I’m in the mood for sunshine and gardening. I’ve rounded up some gardening tips to inspire us all to get outside, get dirt under our fingernails, and sow some seeds.
1. Grab a permanent market and write the names of plants on the flat faces of stones. Use various sizes of stones and place at the base of plants for a natural look. [hgtv.com]
2. Plant vegetables successively. Stagger the planting time of seeds to have a continual supply during harvesting instead of an over abundance of a vegetable at any one time. [countryfarm-lifestyles.com]
3. Ready to grow your own fresh food? Consider using a garden planner, such as this one from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
4. Add some pretty pots and a variety of herbs and plants to brighten up your garden. Shop a few of my favorite garden-inspired products here.
5. Build supports for climbing vegetables or vining plants to help them grow upward. Learn how to build the best supports here.
6. Pinch off flowers frequently. It encourages most annuals to flower more abundantly. [planetnatural.com]
7. Dry herbs by tying sprigs together to form small bunches. Hang upside down in a dry place out of the sun. Store dry, either whole or crumbled. [planetnatural.com]
8. Keep fresh cut flowers looking fresh longer with a little sugar and changing the water daily. [Read more at thefrugalgirls.com.]
9. Weed often! Keep up with your weeding so the weeds don’t overwhelm your garden (and you!) Catch them while they’re small.