With all the rain and ‘warmer’ weather this week, I am starting to hope that there will be no more snow, so I can get back outside. I know that is wishful thinking, but I’m still going to dream.
Anyhow, I’d like you to start thinking about your garden this year. Not everyone has a greenhouse or room indoors or even the time or desire to start their garden indoors. So – I’d love to be able to provide your garden’s starter plants.
All of my garden starters are grown organically using organic soils and biodegradable pots that 1) don’t harm the environment – they are made of plant-based materials, and 2) allow you to plant the entire pot rather than transplanting into your garden – no transplant ‘shock’. These pots save you time and unnecessary waste. If you want, read more about the pots HERE. I try to use only organic and heirloom seeds when available, and I don’t use any chemicals or pesticides in my growing process.
I have a bunch of seed varieties already this year, but if you have a special request e-mail it to me. I typically use Johnny’s Selected Seeds as my seed provider, so if you find something there, just send me the link and I’ll take it from there. Johnny’s is a US based, employee-owned, Non-GMO facility. If you find something you want somewhere else, that is fine too.
To get your garden starters ready for transplanting in your garden right after the last frost, I’ll need to know what I’ll be starting for you by the end of February. The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac puts the last frost in Ashtabula area around 18 April this year, so I will plan on a delivery date of 28 April, to be a bit on the safe side. (Download a PDF copy of their planting dates calculator HERE.) Of course if you don’t want to pre-order, you can always wait until the last minute and choose from the many garden staples I’ll grow for all the procrastinators out there.
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