Now technically I should have already started some, but I haven’t had any time so I’m slacking off a tad.
But this weekend we’ll start getting things going, and hopefully we’ll have the kind of results we want.
However, the big question is how will we do the starts this year?
Last year we used the peat pellet based Jiffy Greenhouse system. It worked pretty well, and we didn’t have much in the way of problems with them.
We used the self watering ones mostly, but the regular ones worked fine as well.
Originally I was planning to go the same route but decided to look at some of my options.
I settled on soil cubes. My mother used them last year with mediocre results, but that was mainly due to soil composition issues, and some unfortunate incidents with dogs knocking over the trays.
While the normal default for soil cube presses is from various commercial outlets, I decided to go with the hand made Soil Cube Tool. It’s a beautiful tool and you all know how much I love supporting the little independant guys.
Well, I reached out to Clayton who makes the Soil Cube Tool to ask about shipping times, and he said he reads my blog and would love to send me a press for free. So expect a review with pictures soon!
I found an interesting YouTube video on the right soil cube mix. I think I’ll try this recipe out and see how it goes.
There’s some other interesting videos by those folks, so definitely check them out.
Anyhow, I can’t wait to get started with this years garden. Very excited!