Preping for a garden

So the last few days here have been in the 40’s and although I know we are going to have snow again soon enough I’m still dreaming of my garden and even starting to get ready for it.

This year for the first time ever I’m going to be  starting some of my seeeds indoors.  So I bought this ‘seedling light’ to set up in my laundry room.  It is made by Hydrofarm and is the Jump Start T5  2 foot model. I don’t know if its the best one out there but it is the one I can justify purchasing at this point in my gardening adventure.

Hydrofarm JSV2 2-Foot Jump Start T5 Grow Light System

I also bought 100% Organic starter pots that will degrade when I plant them in real soil.
I found some great information about when to start my seedlings from this report via the University of Minnesota. It may not help many of you but I bet you can find similar research done in your states.
At this point I’m planning on Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peppers Sweet and Hot, and Carrots.  I’m also planing herbs including: Cilantro,  Basil, Parsley, Mint, and Thyme. I think I’m going to go organic since I will have full control and at this point I’ve ordered  a Burpee and a High Mowing seed catalog anyone else I should look into?
So far it looks like I’ll be getting my seeds from High Mowing and my organic starter and fertilizer from Burpee. More on the seed choices later, but if you have any suggestions let me know.

One thought on “Preping for a garden

  1. Good luck with the garden! I’m not one with a green thumb so pretty much anything I attempt to grow ends up, well….not growing. It would be so nice to grow my own vegetables and herbs though. Imagine how much money you’d save once your garden begins to grow! Can’t wait to see the results 🙂

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