Is it spring yet? I know it’s only February, but for urban gardeners living in northern climates, now is the time when we dream. Even though our backyards are covered in snow, it’s not too early to begin planning. You can see the signs everywhere. Just go visit your local hardware store and you will find that the holiday/Christmas displays have been replaced with gardening tools, equipment, patio furniture, and seeds. Even the dollar/discount stores have seedlings and potting soil displays (next to Valentine and St. Patrick day items). For the savvier, advanced, or just plain busy folks, there are limitless on-line sources for plants.
I’m a huge advocate for gardening now matter where you live. There are so many reasons to try to grow food or flowers and herbs, lettuce, or tomatoes are pretty foolproof. And space shouldn’t be an issue, it’s amazing what you can grow in one pot. You just need some sun.
And if you want to try to grow something different, you might want to order soon! Some seeds require a head start indoors (we have a relatively short growing season!).
Here are a few sites that feature a wide range and variety of vegetables and flowers.
Some sites specialize in organic and heritage seeds.
And for those of you that are looking to learn more about seed diversity and finding unique and heritage seeds in Canada, this is a great site with interesting links and resources.
So take some time to think about what you want to grow this summer!