I've been reading up on some gardening tips, and have come across some great posts that I wanted to share with you here. It's a combination of the tried and true mixed in with some innovative new ideas that I'm looking forward to trying this year.
Here's a great post anyone can follow, even the most novice gardener! How to Start Seeds Indoors - for Dummies - From the folks that bring us the "For Dummies" Series. From the book Vegetable Gardening for Dummies of easy, basic step by step manuals for day to day life skills some of us (ahem) are lacking.
Now we need to start thinking about the garden and the soil for that vegetable garden that we plant to transplant those seeds, seedlings and new plants to. The Whole Nutrition site gives tips on How To Get Your Organic Garden Ready For Spring Planting
The P. Allen Smith Site offers up advice on the first vegetables to plant come springtime - great post did you know these vegetables that can be planted before the last frost? - kohlrabi and radish can be planted four weeks before the last frost, kale three to five weeks, carrots two weeks - see the post titled What to Plant in Your Spring Vegetable Garden
Have you considered pallet gardening? Mavis Butterfield over at One Hundred Dollars a Month has a few posts detailing the ins and outs of pallet gardening. In her post Pallet Gardening 101: Creating a Pallet Garden, she details the basics including what to look for in your potential pallets (read: you don't want the chemically treated ones) to help you get started.