Mother Earth Garden Planner Update

We are now fast approaching the planting season here in northern Vermont.  If you recall from a past post titled: “Mother Earth News Garden Planner” I am trying this online planner vs hand written notes. To date they are doing exactly as they promised and sending email reminders regarding my planting schedule along with nice articles to read.

Not only are you able to get a print out of your garden plan but also a list of plants that include: when to start indoors, when to plant outdoors and when to harvest.  The planting details are giving regarding spacing and you can look up the care and needs of each plant specified.

Included with my email are articles for further reading like:

All about Growing Peas:

Plant peas in mid-spring, when the soil is still cool. The plants grow best in temperatures between 55 and 75 degrees, and young seedlings even tolerate frost. Bacteria growing on pea roots can produce most of the nitrogen the plants need when the crop is grown in cool, moist soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0.

Or;

40 Gardening Tips to Maximize Your Harvest:

“Harvesting often, growing high-yielding varieties, watering efficiently and sowing in succession are all simple ways to maximize returns from your garden. ”

Another favorite that we all like to do is:

Companion Planting With Vegetables and Flowers

“Gardeners sometimes say plants in good intercropping associations “just seem happy” — a worthy goal for any organic gardener.”

So far I am enjoying this process and will keep you posted during the summer as to how the program works.