I have been just a wee bit distracted lately. I started a few slow-growing perennial seeds back in February and the poor things are so neglected that I'm not sure they're even worth keeping (but of course, I will anyway!) So my daughter K made me this sign and hung it on my chair so that I will see it each day and remember not only to check on my poor little seedlings but also to plant more. Thanks K!!
The reason I'm so distracted is that I work at Mount Royal University and my program is going to get cut. I could be out of a job in a year. This may not seem like a big deal to most people but if you work in academia, the jobs are typically few and far between, and finding a new one almost always means moving. I won't rant about it here except to say that the provincial government is seriously hurting post-secondary education - both quality and access. Do you have teenagers finishing high school in the next few years? You should be worried. Have you written your letters to your MLAs?
Anyhoo, let's talk gardening 'cause it's a lot more fun! Here's a list of popular articles I've written about seed starting:
- My seed-starting setup - This post describes what I do to start seeds, and the how and why of it all. There are also lots more links on the bottom of the post.
- Vegetable gardening in Calgary 101, which includes notes about raised beds and square foot gardening, and
- When to plant vegetable seeds in Calgary, which is one of my most popular posts.
- How to winter sow - an alternative, zero-energy, low-maintenance way to start seeds.
You can also browse through old posts under the category "seeds".