Spring is in the air!
The days are getting longer. It is warming up outside. For those who live where it snows, the snow is melting. Spring is in the air! This is the best time of year. It is time to get out and get some fresh air. I love this time of year!
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 reminds us:
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven- A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.”
Spring means it is time to get outside and start planting.
It does not matter if you like to grow your own veggies or just plant some flowers to beautify your yard. Some people plant just a few plants to have fresh veggies while others plant enough to can or freeze some for the winter. While some people plant in the ground, others plant in containers.
No matter what your preferences are, it is time to get started! It does not matter if you are a beginner or if you have been gardening for years.
So let’s start planting!
If you have any questions about gardening, please comment below and I will answer your questions.
My husband and I have been gardening since we were very young. We now have a produce farm and sell produce at farmer’s markets. We may not have all the answers, but we have been through a lot and have learned a lot through trial and error. Please ask away!
Do you have any gardening questions?
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Just yesterday my oldest daughter (we have six children: three girls and three boys), was saying she’d love to be a gardener. When I described all the work involved, and told her it would mean keeping up a garden for at least one whole season, her view changed :). I’m sure this post would encourage her though.
Gardening can be fun. Have her start small. She could even use flower pots to get started. A few small packets of seed from a big box store will go a long ways. She might even inspire her siblings to do their own. She might have fun doing a theme garden like a salad garden where she can plant some lettuce and other greens, radishes, and green onions. Those are all early cool season crops and she could be done in about 8 weeks. Let her start small just to get her really interested. Most of all have her pray… Read more »
I do not naturally have a green thumb, though I wish I did! I want to learn to grow veggies in pots. That’s all we have room for!
Container gardening is the easiest. The most difficult part if choosing the right size container. Squash and melons need large containers. Tomatoes and peppers need medium. Greens are limited by how much you want to plant. Keep the soil moist. As for fertilizer, there are so many to choose from depending on if you want to grow organically or not. Let me know what you are thinking of planting and if you are wanting to be organic or conventional and I can help you more.
I live in Canada and it might just be a little early to say spring is here! I started gardening last spring and I am looking forward to doing some more this year. Once the ground thaws, I will come back here and leave some questions. Thanks for the generous offer…could use some of your experience this spring.
Yes! Please feel free to. Actually, you can probably start planting cool season crops. We live in zone 7 and start planting in January. I am already picking a few things. You would be surprised by what you can plant this early.
I would LOVE to be able to garden but I just don’t have the time or the space. I am praying that once we finish school we will be able to move to a place that gives us a bit more freedom in that area.
If you have a window that gets sun for a large portion of the day, you can do windowsill gardening. Just a few small pots and you can get started. Just don’t do anything that requires pollination unless you want to hand pollinate.
Keep this post in mind and when you’re ready, I’ll be here to answer your questions.