Get Ready To Garden

By Jennifer Howard| Cottage on Bunker Hill

One thing I do to prepare for the garden season is to start buying any seeds I want to plant this year.  Pick up your early peas, carrots, radishes, squash, and cucumber seeds now.

I plan out my vegetable garden layout. You can just use graph paper and sketch out your garden to scale. Remeber to give plenty of room for bigger plants like tomatoes!!

While it's still too cold to garden...why don't you take the time to build some things to use this growing season!! I built this garden obelsik tower for my green beans!!.

I also made this A-framed folding garden trellis to grow snow peas and sugar snaps can too!!


If you are planning on using raised beds you should shop for them now. There are so many new gardeners every year and supplies go fast.

Try starting some easy flower seeds this year!!  Seed starting supplies have upgraded and are small and lightweight. I tried it for the first time last year and had lots of success!!

It was so satisfying watching something go from a seed to a blooming flower!! Try it!! Easy seeds to start are sweet peas, zinnias, celosia, and asters.

Once your ground thaws get outside and work the soil! I go over my garden area with a rototiller and also add 2-3 inches of compost to everything  to be ready to plant.

You can plant early Spring vegetables once the ground is thawed...In the New England that is usually in late March.  Broccoli, Cauliflower, Radishes,Sugar Snaps, & Snow Peas are super easy to grow!!