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Spring is coming!
Get your fingers in the dirt
Every gardener knows that this is the most difficult part of the gardening year. You've sharpened your tools and ordered your seeds, but you can't get out and start digging - the weather just won't cooperate.
To get your fingers in the dirt now, try this: take a styrofoam egg carton. Poke holes in each cup using a fork. Remove the top of the carton with a utility knife and put under the cups to use as a drainage tray.
Fill each cup with potting soil. Put a few seeds in each cup and water. Put on a sunny windowsill and keep moist. Within the week, your seeds should sprout and you'll have a head start on your garden.
For other get ready garden and seed starting tips, try one of these books from the library:
The All New Illustrated Guide to Gardening
The Pruning Book
Tending Your Garden: A Year Round Guide to Garden Maintenance
|Visit the Farmer's Market for fresh, seasonal produce and garden plants.
1105 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46615
Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (May through September)
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Purdue Master Gardener
Are you interested in starting a garden in your neighborhood, or participating in one that's already going? Contact Community Gardens of Michiana for more information!
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Last updated: -- Mrs. B March 4, 2010