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I’m itching to get things ready for this year’s garden. What plants I didn’t seed save are already waiting in the pantry shelves for a warm bed of soil. I’m trying a few new veggies in the root crop family due to their ease of storage. I still have one butternut squash left from last year’s garden sitting on the open shelves in my kitchen. Simply picked it, brought it in, and tossed it on the shelf. Easiest preserving of the harvest I’ve done yet.
To extend our growing season (it’s only a short four months) I’m going to be starting my own seeds. Peppers and tomatoes are first as they require the longest growing time. I’ll be having an upcoming article and podcast on this soon, but aside from containers to start your seeds in, you need a good seed starting mix.
You can purchase it in the store or from a local nursery, or, in true pioneer fashion, make it your self. This week’s feature post is from Holly at Your Gardening Friend and her article How to Make Your Own Homemade Seed Starting Soil Mix.
I wish I could feature every article from the hop, but be sure to see which posts my co-hosts choose by clicking over to their websites.
Now for this week’s Simple Life Sunday Blog Hop.
Kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy all of this week’s great articles. I’d love to hear which is your favorite!
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.