Grow With Me Series
Are you new to gardening? Well if you are, you are not alone!! An incredible amount of people took up gardening as a hobby last year and even more are predicting to start this year!! Let me show you what you need to do to get ready to garden this year.
Whether it was to pass the time or a sudden interest in growing your own food, the trend is here to stay! I’m glad so many people have found my secret…gardening is not only a relaxing hobby there is something that satisfies the soul about planting something in the ground and watching it grow.
I’m inviting you to follow along as I get ready for my 2021 garden season in my “Grow With Me” series.
I come from a family of gardeners and have had my hands in the dirt my entire life. That doesn’t mean I know it all…there’s always so many new things to learn that I want to share with you!
This week I’m sharing some great resources to get you ready to garden this Spring.
My Favorite Gardening Resources
The winter is the perfect time to learn the basics of gardening! I love watching You Tube gardening videos; being able to hear and see someone working on a garden task is so helpful.
My favorite YouTube gardening channels to check out:
catalogs where I find inspiration
(links to catalog request pages)
Vegetable Gardening Books
best books to get started
Here are a couple I used when I was a newbie vegetable gardening. They are packed with information. Even though we live in a digital age I still love picking up a real book…especially when I’m learning a new skill.
books on my shelf
Flower Gardening Books
inspiration for the new flower gardener
On my shelf
Find Your Zone
One very important thing you need to find out before you forge ahead on your garden is to find out what growing zone you live in. I’m in the coastal New Hampshire area and I am in Zone 6a (barely)
Your growing zone will tell you when the average last frost date for your area is so you basically don’t kill your plants…I’m at the end of May and usually put my veggie garden in the ground on Memorial Day weekend. Side note: I freak out when I see big box stores have their garden centers filled with once beautiful tomato plants in April that are dead because of a frost…ugh, it’s such a waste!!
Well, that’s some info to get you thinking about gardening! If you want to see a little back story of my veggie garden check out this post.