Now that the holidays are past, it is time to look forward to spring and the first plantings of the season. Seed catalogs are starting to arrive and many of us are eagerly making lists of what we want to grow this year.
If you’ve never gardened before, this is a great time to start. If you’re an old hand with it, look to expand this year. What would be truly awesome is if every experienced gardener reading this were to take someone new under their wing and show them the ropes.
Many preppers live in apartments or condos, either by choice or forced to by circumstance. Do not let this stop you! Look at container gardening as a way to get your hands dirty. If for some reason that won’t work for you, look into community gardens in your area. University extension offices should be able to direct you to them.
Remember, whenever possible, buy and use heirloom seeds. These will grow true year after year, unlike the hybrids. From a practical standpoint, this means you can save the seeds from your produce this year, plant them next year, and expect similar results.
Consider trying new things this year as well, if time and space permit. Have fun with gardening, that makes it a whole lot easier to drag your butt out there every day to weed and water.