Isn’t it hard to find a good garden plant markers for your garden? Who wants to spend a million dollars on those adorable store bought ones? Those are great, but when you have a lot of area to cover, you really want to have an economical option.
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It’s the time of year when seed catalogs start pouring in. I read a book one time where they called them farmer porn. They are pretty juicy and appealing. You could spend a thousand dollars and get more seeds than you could ever plant easily. Be careful and put some planning into what you are going to get to make sure you have room to plant it and aren’t wasting your money. Choosing what to plant in your garden can be overwhelming.
Do you ever get so excited about ordering seeds that you double order? I do. It’s so frustrating! If you organize your garden seeds, you’ll avoid a lot of that. I pour over catalog after catalog. I make lists. I map out my garden. (Click here to see how to plan your garden) Later, I get all misty-eyed at some garden ad or a new catalog I’ve never seen before, and I accidentally order something I’ve already ordered.
There are so many plants you can plant in winter in Oklahoma. February is a busy month for spring plantings. Check out the OSU extension chart for what goes in the ground from Feb 10-March 10. There are quite a few things on that list. If you are not in Oklahoma, check your local county extension office to find out what you should be planting at that time.
Don’t you just LOVE zinnias? I do. They are a burst of long-lasting color all through the summer and fall. They are one of the ONLY plants that don’t succumb to our horrid heat here in Oklahoma AND they are tolerant of our drought-like conditions that are all too common here. Zinnias are a powerhouse in the garden.
Gardening with very young kids can be a challenge, but even infants can learn to grow in the vegetable garden. Kids of all ages can learn so many things in the garden, so get your kids in the dirt as much as you can.
Last night at Little Sprouts we held a garden open house for our daycare families. The kids get so excited to show people what they’re doing. So we set a date for them to show off to their families what they’ve been growing.
Today’s guest post is from a friend who has helped me in many ways along my journey of learning. She has some great points about why we should teach kids to garden. Thank you, Mandy! Check it out!