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Gardening Geek-Out 2014 has begun.

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 in The Homestead

This year my gardening geek-out guide has been Brett Markham’s Mini-Farming: Self-sufficiency on 1/4 acre.  I like that he’s very thorough in his explanations but also takes into consideration that most of us don’t want to buy expensive equipment and toil endlessly over our soil.  At his recommendation I’ve started a garden journal to record various details such as the timing of when I tried gardening activity, what I plant and where, as well as the results.  I decided to try to grow some spring plants from seeds using my Germination Station (seedling tray with a heat mat) from last year.  So far, I’ve had about 2/3 of the seed babies happily sprout in the last week.

I ordered a few dozen packs of seeds through Seeds Now, selling non-GMO, Organic seeds in packs more reasonable for the home gardener (99 cents for most of the packs, and just enough seeds to end up with reasonable amounts of plants – not the typical hundreds of seeds for a whole acre of tomatoes).

And so, we’re off…chasing sustainable gardening pipe dreams again.  Happy garden-anticipation everyone!  Anyone up for a seed/seedling party in a month or two?

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