Cathy Isom has a few great tips about some things you can do indoors to prepare for your garden when the weather prevents you from being outside. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
When weather diverts your gardening plans indoors, here are some projects that will keep you thinking of the outdoors and prepare you for when it’s time to go back outside.
For example, grow some sprouts. Get a sprouting station going with some seeds, legumes, and grains.
Another project, prepare seedling pots using biodegradable egg cartons, old toilet paper or paper towel rolls or try using recycled newspaper to roll into plant pots.
Most culinary herbs can be grown from clippings, so instead of tossing the stems away, stick them in a bottle with the cut ends hanging in the water. Adding a tiny amount of compost to the water for nutrients sometimes helps as well.
Another thing you can do is start a seed bank. Many plants go to flower, and the seeds can be dried out on the branches. Leave them in the pods until a rainy day when they can be shelled.
I’m Cathy Isom…