Perks Of The Trade
One of the great perks about being a Homesteading Blogger, is the amazing network of fellow bloggers that I am fortunate enough to be a part of. A spin off perk would be the knowledge that I gain from them, and that I can extend that knowledge to you!
I started following Laura last summer and if you’re looking for any info on tomatoes, this is your girl!
Tomatoes have actually been a work in progress for me, so when I was given the chance I jumped on it!
With the new gardening season coming up posts, eBooks and tips are popping up all over the place. It’s hard to filter through, so let me do some of the work for you!
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Seed Starting For Beginners ~ An eBook
Let me start out with Laura’s eBook, Seed Starting For Beginners. Aside from my jealousy of her gorgeous design skills, her break down of the seed starting practice was really well detailed, but couldn’t have been easier to follow!
I’ve been starting most of my garden from seed for about 4 years now. So I am by no means an expert!
I have played with trial and error, and done a lot of research. Seed starting really is a science, and she’s figured it all out for us!
One of my favorite sections of the book was on creating your own germinating mix.
Every time I buy a bag of it I cringe a little. “There has to be a better way!” Well, there is, and I won’t have to be buying it anymore!
I’ve also been making mistakes when it comes to containers and I have high hopes that I’ll have a better germination rate this year!
The Ultimate Gardening Spreadsheet
The name really does say it all. The Ultimate Gardening Spreadsheet! The first word that came to mind after playing around with Laura’s spreadsheet was, “Magic!”
This spreadsheet is actually a set of 3, and totally does the work for you!
All you have to do is find your first and last frost dates, which you can find here, and enter them into each spreadsheet.
Then, they calculate for you, when each plant can be started from seed inside or outside for Spring and Fall crops!
Like I said MAGIC!
Both of these resources are invaluable and I will be passing them on to everyone in my Community Garden Group! (Read more about our plans in A Community Garden Movement!)