A few years ago, I attended a class taught by Marta Waddell, a Master Gardener in Arizona. I’ve referred to my class notes over and over again, and decided they were good enough to pass along to you!
February isn’t too early to think about gardening! It’s the perfect time to start planning, especially since some plants need to be started inside weeks before the final frost.
1. Practice eating what’s in season locally. This will get your family used to eating seasonal produce, and, therefore, what you can grow in your own garden.
2. Learn what herbs might help your family’s health issues.
3. Marta recommends Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables From Your Home Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman.
4. If you’re worried about too much shade in your garden area, plant dwarf trees rather than full-size trees.
5. All heirloom plants are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirloom.
Read more: 27 Tips From A Master Gardener