Saturday, January 23, 2010

Are You Thinking About Your Garden Yet?


I can feel it starting...the urge to dig in the dirt, daydreams of what to plant and how to expand. I've been thinking about how to solve my mole problem (a layer of extra small chicken wire in the bottom of my beds) and how to trim the apples trees so that the sun light can still get to my garden. I've been making lists of what worked and didn't work last year and I'm almost ready to buy my seeds.

So I was really happy when I got an email from Scott at Hometown Seeds letting me know that they were having a promotion. By entering the coupon code thanks, 10% will be reduced from the total cost of any order. The code will be good through February 28, 2010.

So if your green thumb is starting to twitch go check them out. They have a huge assortment of vegetable, herb, flower and survival seeds.

12 comments:

Halfmoon Girl said...

It has been so mild here that I have totally been thinking about my garden- how to expand it, and admiring the bulbs that are already peeking through in my flower beds!

Nichole said...

My husband and I are hoping to get a plot in our community garden this summer. We have no idea what we're doing but I'm really excited!

Sadie said...

I sat through a 2 hour gardening workshop this morning and got a "worm ranch" - I pick up my new compost bin in 2 weeks! (Our city is subsidizing the price of the bins so we're able to get them for less than half of retail!)

frugalredneck said...

This last year was my first for gardening, And I loved it, So I was ready to do it again, by mid-october hahaha. I could not stand it anymore, I had my hubby put up shelves at my kitchen window this weekend, I planted various seeds last week, and now they are all sitting in the window, I planted herbs and veggies, I may be growing tomatoes and sunflowers and others in my house if no early spring!!! Oh well. Michelle frugalredneck.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Yes, I am totally thinking about my garden. I have been planning it in my head for weeks now.

AngieB said...

I grew up on a farm and would love to have a big garden, but I have DEMON SQUIRRELS who eat everything I plant. I bought my dog a stuffed squirrel for Christmas and praise her every time she chews on it, but ubfortunately I think the squirrels may be smarter and faster than she is!

Bargain Becky said...

I can't wait to plant! (Usually mid-May for us here in MA). I've been composting away all winter. It's just a frozen can of yuck now, but spring is almost here and it will decompose.

mom2priceboys said...

We have been thinking about it, but this would be our first year to really garden yet a green thumb I am not. We are thinking simple, tomatoes, melon, corn, green beans and zucchini. What else? It is a bit overwhelming to get started!!

Susan said...

Thanks for the code. I just used it and cant wait for my seeds to arrive. I dug around in the garden a little yesterday and planted a few plants that my daughter had used for a science fair project in the hopes that they survive.

Gayle said...

Anything in the squash family would be a good starter plant. They are really easy to grow. Beans and peas are easy, lettuce is simple. Tomatoes can be a bit more difficult but they would be a worth a try to cut your "gardening" teeth on a few this year. In my right sidebar is a list of really great gardening books....square foot gardening is really good for first timers.

Kate said...

How many times can I say I loooove your website before it gets weird and stalker-ish? LOL I started my own square foot garden last year and already have notes going on what worked, what didn't. Oh my word I LOOOVE IT!!! It makes the weeding not so overwhelming for first timers. I am not a first timer though...so I have another tip. Moles HATE Castor beans. I had a huge garden on our acreage years ago and planted a perimeter of castor beans. About one plant ever 6 feet or so. Mole problem gone. They would from time to time grab something along the edge but that's it. It saved my harvest big time. I am SO looking forward to going to the greenhouse this spring!

Erin said...

My garden is on it's way. I posted about it this evening http://theyorknest.blogspot.com/2010/03/square-foot-gardening-phase-2-planting.html