Sow and Grow

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
-Saint Francis

Well we woke up to about 3 inches of snow covering everything and it’s April 15th. If it wasn’t for the birds singing merrily this morning I would have thought it was still winter, but it’s not! It’s Spring! That means time to sow and grow. Now is a good time to start some of your garden plants indoors: tomatoes, peppers, leeks and eggplants. And even though we still have chilly weather you can plant outdoors too: kale, beets, carrots and onions. A great resource that I like to use for knowing what to plant and when is a website called sproutrobot.com. You simply enter in the zip code of where you will be growing your garden and a list of what should be planted indoors and out is available by week. The site also offers a few other features including selling high quality non-GMO seeds from Botanical Interests. Here are a few unique ideas for creating your own recycled seed-starting containers. Last year we tried egg cartons and cardboard toilet paper rolls but this year I might just have to go with newspaper pots. How about you? Happy Growing!