Spring Gardening

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It is officially Spring here at Pathfinder Ranch – the fruit trees are in bloom, our chicks are on their way to becoming full-grown chickens, and our horses are loosing their winter coats. With the weather warming up we have started returning life to the Pathfinder Garden. The naturalists have been working hard in the greenhouse sowing seeds and have started to transplant seedlings in our raised beds. This spring we have broccoli, beets, radishes, lettuce, kale, spinach, carrots, and calendula flowers started and that is just the beginning! Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, squash, and many others are soon to follow thanks to donated seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange (seedsavers.org).

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Our tomato plants from Seed Savers are quickly growing

This spring we are also trying out a new gardening method, Square Foot Gardening. Square Foot Gardening is an easy, organic gardening method that keeps maintenance, such as weeding, low. SFG is made for gardening in small spaces where raised beds can be places on top of concrete, grass, gravel, etc. You can learn more about SFG here at- http://www.squarefootgardening.com.

 

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Our square foot gardening bed is ready to go!

 

Good websites to check for gardening tips and even starting a garden are:

http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/vegetable-gardening/5069.html

 

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/vegetable/vegetables/planning-your-first-vegetable-garden/

 

http://www.sunset.com/garden/fruits-veggies/raised-bed/raised-bed_3

 

Happy planting!

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