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With the move and being in the midst of colder months, we are seriously lacking in the gardening department, except for our avocado sprouts (which we have an exciting update on coming tomorrow). We located our organic broccoli seed packet from last year's garden and hit up our gardening Pinterest boards (mine & hers) where we've been collecting ideas for creative planting all winter. We had one particular idea we'd seen pinned in mind and couldn't wait to try for ourselves — eggshell seed planters. Evidently, eggshells make the perfect size seed starters, are natural, biodegradable, can be planted directly into the soil after being cracked a little, and supply nourishment to the plant and surrounding soil (not to mention they're free).
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When to Plant Vegetables. January It's time for garden catalogs to arrive in the mail.
January is a great time to start planning what you will be planting in your garden. Look through your catalogs and find the vegetable seeds for your garden. Some flower varieties should be started in January. In a warmer environment you can plant certain vegetables but must be ready for a frost. Tomatoes and PeppersGet a head start on the growing season by starting your tomato and pepper seeds indoors. OnionsLate January is a great time to start your onion seeds indoors if you live in a warmer gardening zone (6-10) For zones 1-5 start your onion seeds in mid-late February.
Annual and Perennial Flowers Now is a great time to get your spring flowers germinating and ready for spring! February Get your garden planning started. Broccoli If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety you can harvest until it bolts in the hot summer sun! Herbs:Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.