This week as a snow week!! The world is white and it seems like the perfect day to bring in the green!
Today is also a leaf day according the bio-dynamic calendar so I will be sowing my very first leaves of 2015! Celery, Scallions, Leeks, Spinach, Lettuce, Kale and Chard will all be in the mix today– Along with a flat of wheat grass for my chickens (poor girls need some green!! and maybe even a flat of sunflower sprouts, peas shoots, or micro greens for me!!
If you are wanting to get started sowing today to the best place to start is with a plan. Seeds are so small & ambitions so big this time of year, I just encourage you to really look at your garden- how much can you fit, how much room does each plant need, what do you really want to eat fresh and wheat is more cost-effective to buy? Don’t let me rain in your parade, but doing a little garden planning will really help you achieve your garden goals and not end up with plants over running your living room.
I have written about seed starting and garden planning for a couple of years now, so here are links to older posts you might like.
There are tons of resources out there to help you make your seeding plan like this one at Organic Gardening
and another audio webinar from Seed Savers Exchange that sounds a lot like the seed starting class I teach.
This year my Seed Starting class will be taught at SFCC on Feb 10th from 10am- 12pm. It is being organized by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden so you should go here to sign up for the class. We will be going over everything you need to know to get your garden started indoors and you will be sent home with a flat of self-sown seeds ready to go.
I also just got my 2015 Gardeners Year Planting Calendars in the mail yesterday and they are ready to go!! They are really pretty and full of planting dates so you will know exactly when to plant what throughout the year.
I will be selling them at the class, but can also get you one via mail or drop off. I only a few so they may not make it onto Etsy this year, but I do have plenty available as of today!
So back to planning & planting!! Happy First Leaf day of this abundant Gardening Year!!
How much would it cost to to purchase a calendar and have it mailed?
I’m a new reader in Flagstaff, AZ. I discovered your blog through your recent article in Permaculture Activist. So nice to read something so specific to high elevation desert gardening–thank you!
Hi Katherine– Welcome to Seeds and Stones. That is so cook you read my article in the Permaculture Activist, first time published!! Yes I can easily mail you a calendar, media mail is pretty cheap– under $5 I am sure. I will send you an email via PayPal and get you one asap– Thanks–Erin