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Feb 21

Garden Planning – 5 Resources

Gardening Jones looks at a few good sites for gardening info, besides her own of course.

Even though I have been gardening for 30 years, and blogging about for over 7, I still turn to others to learn more. Like any good pursuit, the quest for getting better and more successful at it never ends.

There are a few sites that I value BAE 😉 that I would like to share with y'all.

1. Mike the Gardener's site, pictured above, is a wealth of real info from real people. His podcasts and videos on YouTube are a great way to learn more than you would even think to ask. He gardens and keeps chickens himself, and with his family, in New Jersey.

2. Johnny's Select Seeds' website, as well as their seed catalog itself, offer great info in print. A copy of their seed starting calculator sits prominently on my bulletin board year end and year out. Their catalog is one I keep every year as a great resource to questions I get asked. I never answer a question without double checking my information.

3. Again with seed starting, Mother Earth News will send you an email reminding you what you can start indoors or plant outside based on your area. If you don't want to be on another email list, you could get a general idea of what seeds to get ready based on your region here. Not as specific though as an email or as the Johnny's seed starting calculator.

4. For in-depth vegetable gardening information, check out Cornell University. They really are a good source for double checking the information you were given by someone else.

5. And for something a little different, print out these free coloring books from Botanical Interests. Whether you use them to teach kids the right colors of plants, or to simply reduce your stress level while waiting on spring, they are a good resource to use and share. Go to the bottom left on the home page and click on Botanical Interests Coloring Book.

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