If you need more ideas for planning for your garden try the the National Gardening Association.
National Gardening Association Planning Guide. planning guide
Now that we have a good idea of what we want to make from our garden, the planting guide is in place and we know what we need to hunt for in seeds and plants we are going to prepare for planting in advance.
We can prepare the planters and plant seed starts inside. This can be started about the middle of March if you have grow lights or a green house if you live in zone 5. If you live in a different zone count backward from the day you want to plant in your garden. EXAMPLE; if germination is 10 days and you wants your plant to be about 4 weeks old (28 days)when planting in your garden, count backward from the day you want to plant in your garden 38 days to start plant.
Here are the instructions for making the seedling pots:
MATERIALS:Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
Divide the paper towel rolls or toilet paper tubes into equal parts, mine are 2 inches long.
I use a ruler with a pencil held at the 2 inch mark and then rotate the paper tube around against the pencil, with the end of the tube remaining at the end of the ruler.
Make a hole in the paper tube with a scissors and cut around at the mark.
annual plants. Use something you can move easily outdoors after the seedling have sprouted.
Add your seeds based on the instructions on the back of your packages. Keep moist.
Yogurt cups could also be used for containers. They will not break down organically but they are great to use instead of buying plastic containers. Poke holes in the bottom and place in containers just like the card board ones.
To see a video on how to make these: How to Organic Vegetable planters OR How to plant tomatoes in your garden
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