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Winter Garden Prep

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet

Welcome to 2021 folks. Winter is often called a time of rest and relaxation. We spend more time indoors, we spend time with family (when there isn't a global pandemic going on), and we spend time planning for what the rest of the year will bring! For the gardener winter is also a busy time too. Although you might not be out pulling weeds in your garden every day or harvesting and preserving your food winter is a time of preparation so that you can enjoy the harvest in a few months.


Now is a great time to sit down with a pen and paper and figure out your goals for 2021, garden related or otherwise. On a personal note, I've started my 2021 garden planner. I got a cute notebook and some fun pens and have been doodling my plans. I also make a seed starting tracker, and I am working on taking inventory of what I have and what I need to buy for 2021.



For new gardeners, this is a GREAT time to do some reading or watch some YouTube videos to get inspired about what you will be doing this year in the garden. I highly recommend checking out youtubers like Laura from Garden Answer or Jess from Roots and Refuge. Both of them have a ton of content that will not only inspire you to grow amazing things but will help with some questions like how do I even start seeds?


We are bracing for a cold snap this week in the greater Seattle area so put on a cup of warm tea and cozy up with a notebook and a seed catalog! As many people in the gardening community have said, we will be looking at another seed shortage this year. Seed companies are still trying to play catch up from the wave of new gardeners that COVID brought. Its also a great time to embrace your fellow gardener (figuratively for now) and help them if you can! Maybe you have a tried and true trick for starting peppers. Or perhaps you know a special website that has seeds for a cool plant that you love. Share that knowledge with your fellow gardeners! Lets grow some love in 2021 in addition to yummy tomatoes.


Until next time, happy growing.




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