Recently we began our spring garden preparation. Have you started your spring planting, yet?
We began planting our seeds a few weeks ago and, to be honest, I was beginning to feel a bit frivolous for only planting flowers this year. But just as those little feeling of guilt sprung up so did this new season of social distancing and self quarantining. Instead of feeling guilt I was happy for the assortment of flowers that would soon be bringing little pops of color to an otherwise dark and dismal situation. Lady Bird Johnson once said, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” and I’m hopeful that our little garden of flowers will bring just that.
Where flowers boom, so does hope.
I do believe that God has truly set aside a time for us to draw near to Him through this season. Whether it be through Bible study, prayer, praise, or even spending time in our garden: He is near.
Our Spring Garden Preparation
What We Planted
- Iceland Poppies
- Sweet Peas
- Bachelor’s Buttons
Where We Purchased Our Seed
I purchased all of my seeds from Floret Flower Farm. Not only do they have a beautiful selection, their website is also full of explanation and instructions to help your harvest be a success.
What We Have Done and Are Currently Doing
- We have sown all of our seed based on their individual days to maturity. Working backwards from how many days or weeks your need to sow indoors before planting outside, taking into consideration our zone’s last frost date.
- Currently, we are tending to the seedlings that have sprouted: making sure they have water (but not too much water), keeping them warm, and, most importantly, safe from our cats!
What We Still Need to Do
- Hopefully, if the weather allows, my dad will be coming over soon to do the first plow of our garden.
- We will plow a total of 2-3 times so that the soil is soft and plush. (Visits from grandpa are always special, so this feels like a treat.)
- When the chance of frost has passed, we will sow our seeds directly in the garden.
The recent crises has proven that we all need to be a bit more self-sufficient, so I’m considering the addition of a few fruits and vegetables in our garden. I’m also going to gather a few more resources to help guide us toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Having a few new tools in our belts is always a good idea, don’t you think?
Are you planting a garden this year? I would love to hear what’s on your list.
Seeds – Floret Flowers