Planning for Spring planting is one of the things I love about winter. There can be a lot to think about, even for someone with a small garden or kitchen garden. This seed planning guide is put together to help you organize those thoughts so that you are ready to plant when it is time, whether that be winter indoor seed starting or direct planting into the ground in the spring.
First, ask yourself these questions:
What grew well last year?
What do I want to plant again?
What do I NOT want to plant again, at least not now :-).
What grew poorly and how can I fix that?
For example, my tomatoes got the same blight last year as what caused the horrible Potato Famine in Ireland in the 1800s. It’s living dormant in the soil, so I know I can’t plant tomatoes there for a few years, and I do not have the space to play around with, so what do I do? I’ve decided to plant them upside down off my back porch. I’ll let you know how that goes.
All these questions become a lot more fun when you have a good way to plan.
Here’s my Seed Planning Guide
It has a list of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, and space for ones you want to add.
You can check yes, no, or maybe to veggies you want or don’t want. You can note whether you need to get them going ASAP indoors, or plant them directly into the soil when it warms up. You can also make note of whether you want to buy a plant or cutting, or get one off of a friend
Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s something else in this area I may be able to help with 🙂