Time To Get Gardening?

I'll admit it - I'm a fair weather gardener ;)  I haven't been up to much this winter, other than watering my indoor plants and mulling over how to compost with frozen ground.

Now, nearing the end of January, we're having strangely warm weather for my area (south coast of BC, Canada). Bulbs are sprouting everywhere, making residents here question the temperatures of days to follow. There are even those who have already planted flowering plants in their garden beds, waiting to welcome spring.

Will the unseasonably warm trend continue into February? (It's bad timing with the Olympics coming to town - we need snow on the hills!!)  Can we start our gardens early? It's soooo tempting to start making rows in the soil and dropping seeds - anything to extend our growing season!! I took a chance last year and started early and it worked out well, but planting seeds in January? (OK maybe not ;)

Meanwhile there is a lot I can get started on... pulling weeds, working the soil, and so on. Spring is just around the corner... I can't wait!!

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  1. planting seeds in January? (OK maybe not ;)

    Oh, but yes, you can!
    I would go nuts waiting all winter to sow something. Have you ever heard of Winter sowing?
    If not, you should give it a try! Here are a few links so you can see what I'm talking about (and no, I'm not trying to sell anything :)

    There is also some info about WSing on my blog.
    I do so hope you'll try it out!

  2. Awesome!! Thanks I'll check it out...

  3. Tina is right. Winter Sowing is a great way to get your "gardening jones" on in the winter. www.wintersown.org is a great site

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