Although spring’s blooms might seem far off during early winter, that period is actually the best for ordering seeds. January is the busiest month for seed distributors, so buying seeds early allows gardeners to budget proper time for germination.
Soil testing is considered an ultrasound of sorts on one’s garden, which can help provide insights about the unique properties of that soil and, by doing so, what sorts of conditions should be expected when it’s time for this year’s garden to take root.
Leaf mulch can be easily made and can help boost the moisture retention, temperature control, and pH balance of the soil. After several years, this can even produce more nutrient-rich and nourishing soil, giving way to healthier plants.
Putting your plants in the ground and setting them up to grow is perhaps the most important step in creating a successful garden. It’s important to be mindful of the timing and technique used to do so to ensure bulbs are given the maximum potential to grow.