Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Getting ready for spring blog series

When its cold and raining and we are all still bundled up with jackets and scarves and getting up in the morning is really hard to do [because its better to stay snuggly warm under the duvet]’s hard to cast my mind to the coming spring which is 1 month away!

While chatting to a friend the other day on the phone she was talking about her newspaper pots she was preparing and I had a little wake up call that >>>>ITS TIME!

There are so many things to do that it's easier for my abstract sequential personality to break it down into manageable chunks so that I am not overwhelmed before I even begin.

So as a way to stay accountable to myself  [because it really doesn’t feel like spring is coming anytime soon] and as a way to encourage other home gardeners (or even wannabes) I am going to do a “Getting Ready For Spring” garden challenge.

Here’s what I hope to cover over the next month as I get my own plan together for the next season:

Garden plan

Buying seeds

Checking tools

Buying or making compost

Starting your seeds

Caring for your seeds

Transplanting your seeds

Watch and grow

Maybe mid season I will do another about ongoing care, harvesting, using and storing the fruits of your labor.
On the weekend I will put up the first post and then take it from there.

Who is game? 

Will you join me for this challenge to plant something this spring? 

Whether it be a fully fledged vegetable garden, some pots on a patio, some herbs on a windowsill…let me know in the comment box.


Meg said...

I was just thinking last night that I need to start thinking about spring planting. I'll be happy to follow along as I'm always keen to pick up tips and ideas from fellow gardeners.

Kelly-Anne said...

Absolutely! I am determined to have a fully fledged garden going this year:-) Much love, Kelly xx

Urban Homestead South Africa said...

Hi Meg and Kelly Anne
So glad you are joining me...first post to follow tomorrow.