Gardening Season Has Officially Begun!


Just a couple of weeks behind schedule, all of my garden seedlings have been planted! It doesn’t look like much, but yesterday morning I planted 7 heirloom tomato varieties, Purple Beauty peppers, 3 winter squashes (Sugar Pie Pumpkin, Butternut, Delicata) Sugar Baby watermelons, Far North melons, Couer de Boeuf des Vertus cabbag, Green Sprouting broccoli, Purple of Sicily cauliflower and too many herbs to name.

Spring snuck up on us all this year and my outdoor garden is actually ready for planting my frost-hardy and early spring veggies already! I can hardly believe it, but I’m eager to get out there and start getting all of my direct-seed crops into the ground. I’m dreaming of snap peas and baby lettuce and fresh radishes…

Speaking of gardening season, you can find me over at Simple Organic today, talking about 5 Gardening Basics for Beginners. You might also want to take a look at some of the other recent gardening posts by the wonderful ladies of Simple Organic, including Gardening 101: Three Options for Creating New Vegetable Gardens,  and Starting a Garden With Repurposed Materials.

How are your garden preparations going? What do you have in store for your garden thing year?

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your site and info. Looking forward to a new year filled with promise. There’s nothing better than gardening!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing your site and info. Looking forward to a new year filled with promise.

  3. I have to admit, I was totally unprepared for the early sprouts next to the snow this year. I just posted a list of March “dos” for planning your garden… categorically by zone. I hope folks find it helpful: . I’ll be out digging this week!
    .-= Christine Simiriglia´s last blog ..Get Your Green On — Garden Organization =-.

  4. I wish I was going to have a “real” garden this year, but I’m hoping to at least plant flowers. We have so much going on right now, with getting ready to go to China to adopt our daughter, things are crazy! But hopefully next year we will; we grew a few things last year and my then 5-year-old son loved it!

    Hope your gardens are blessed this year!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Homemade Cinnamon Rolls =-.

  5. This is our first year with a “real” garden, hopefully! My tomato seedlings are doing great, but not my poor peppers!

    I’m using the method of square foot gardening in raised beds since our soil is very poor. Crossing my fingers!
    .-= Lindsey@ Mama Sews´s last blog ..a little craftiness =-.

  6. We’re in for an early spring too, its all melting…but still a lot to go. Considering that last year the ice broke up in May, this is looking like it might be early April instead…but there is still about 1 foot of snow everywhere. I really, really need to think about my garden. Its been harder last year and this year since last I was busy with a new baby and now with an active toddler…I can’t believe its March already. I ummmm…actually haven’t ordered my new seeds. SO that is next. Oops!

  7. Yay gardens! Can you tell us the brand or where you got the clear sprouting covers for your baby plants?
    .-= Melissa Wingo´s last blog ..2 Bread Rising Towels – Unbleached cotton =-.

  8. Yayyy for spring coming early!!!! :) :) I so need to start a veggie garden. But in the meantime, I’m happy for some of my flowers that are starting to pop out.
    .-= Rochelle´s last blog ..FRIENDS & Newly Married Life =-.