There’s Always Time for a Quickie

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There’s Always Time for a Quickie

Having just returned home from Kansas after being away for quite a while, helping a very ill family member, I find myself buried in about 7 pages of “to-do’s.”

BUT…I didn’t want to let this week go by without a bit of a “quickie” blog post.

It is hard to believe so much food can come from such a little box.

This post is a gentle reminder about one of the FUN parts of winter….planning your garden and ordering seeds!!

My package containing all of my summer’s bounty arrived while I was in Kansas. …so far I’ve been able to restrain myself from borrowing Dorothy’s “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”….oops… ūüėȬ†¬†Just can’t wait to sink my fingers into the dirt and plant those little seeds while thinking of all of the good nutritious¬†foods that will come of them.¬† I’ve made some changes in what I plant this year and am looking forward to gardening with an eye for massive production in small spaces.¬† I’m going as vertical as possible, using the fence around the garden to grow the cucumbers¬†up, for example.¬† Also there will¬†be even more companion gardening, as that was quite successful last year.¬† Growing beans right in between the cornrows was perfect!

If you have any great garden tips, share them!  I love to learn new ways.  ICan@bygonebasics.com

So…..plan that garden….or even just a few container gardens if you don’t have much space.¬† There’s still time to order seeds and get them growing for summer’s bounty.

I officially CAN'T WAIT for Spring now...

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  1. Just yesterday I was thinking about seeds and planting, too. I’ve been saving egg shells and egg crates to use to start them. I’ve never done that before, so I’m looking forward to the experiment. The first thing to start will be some herbs that I can transfer to clay pots and keep indoors (and use!) long before I’ll be able to plant outside. I’m also using fences to grow peas. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This year we are starting our seedlings in newspaper rolls. You take a half sheet of newspaper, fold it in half again, then wrap it around a small can. On one end you fold the excess over, creating the bottom of your planter. Then you sort of fold the top of it onto itself (almost like folding a pair of socks) and ta-da! Repeat as many times as you need to have cute little starters. Fill with dirt and plant. It’s that easy.

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