From the Editor
As I write this post, the sun is shining bright and beautiful through my kitchen window and I can’t help but feel that spring (or summer, if I really want to get ahead of myself) is here! The grass is green, the weeds are making their emergence (notice all the lovely dandelion flowers that appeared on your lawn overnight?), and your perennials are starting to emerge from your soil!
This also means, that if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to start planting your seedlings!
If you recall, a year ago for our Spring 2014 issue I wrote an article, The Urge to Plant Early? Why Not Grow Seedlings Indoors!, in which I described how my husband and I start our plants indoors for our outdoor garden. The reason we do this is because while the weather may be warm in April and May, there still may be potential for a cold snap that could kill your plants if you were to plant them outdoors. Better to be safe than sorry. If you want to grow your own seedlings, depending on what it is you want to grow, it’s best to start indoors first. (For instance, lettuce seeds can be directly sowed in your outdoor garden.) Sometimes it also helps to give seeds a head start in ideal conditions that you create for them initially, as opposed to being left to fend for themselves in the outside world.
We started our greenhouse a few weeks ago, and here’s a look at some of our seedlings:
Don’t they look pretty good? I love seeing baby plants, and knowing that we had a hand in growing them. It’s very rewarding!
I hope you gave our method a try, but if not, now’s your chance to. This weekend is going to be a beautiful one, so why not check out the article and give your green thumb a go this spring!
About the Author
Wendy Chiavalon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Local Biz Magazine. She lives in Ajax with her family. She loves watching Pixar movies, salsa dancing, road trips and of course, baking and eating cakes (who wouldn’t)?! In her spare time, she doubles as a cake decorator, baking and decorating cakes and other goodies for special occasions. You can check out some of her work at www.wendyscakeshoppe.com and follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendyscakeshoppe