Dreamin' of Spring
The surprising amount of sunny days this February had me itching to get into my garden. Though I couldn't break into any of the still-frozen ground, I did start planning for the growing season. The Market is a big part of my garden plan each year.
Living in northern Idaho, our growing season is too short to grow many plants successfully from seeds without starting them indoors, and starting seeds inside is tricky business. Seedlings are very delicate and have specific water, heat, and light requirements. Plus, many need to be started months or weeks ahead of planting outside. Remembering all of those details can be overwhelming!
Thankfully, our region has plenty of farmers who willingly tackle all of this and more. This means that not only can you leave the hassle of starting seeds to the experts, but trust in the fact that farmers ordered varieties that are adapted to our climate and more likely to succeed here.
To create my planting plan, I note the transplant date for the plants I'm interested in and make reminders in my calendar to shop for those starts that week. Not sure which plants you can find as starts, or what to order as seeds? Check out this handy Idaho planting guide from our friends at Latah County Extension office
to get your questions answered!
Happy garden planning! -Lauren O'Laughlin, Community Events Administrative Specialist