Laissez-Faire Gardening: Seed Starting


Sarah’s Rap: Spring is almost upon us and it’s that time of year when I start thinking about prepping my vegetable garden. We’re still having some chilly temps and even had snow last Monday, so it’s too early to put much out in the garden yet, partly because I despise gardening in the cold and partly because another freeze could negate any hard-earned work I do outside. I prefer to start seeds indoors at this time of year. Ideally, I should have started this a couple weeks ago, but I tend to follow a laissez-faire style of gardening where I am not super strict due to a busy schedule and my unwillingness to let gardening “must do’s” add to my stress. As soon as gardening responsibilities start adding stress, that’s when I take a deep breath and give myself a break. I like to plant things when I can and just to see how they do.  Occasionally, I read gardening tips and implement them when I can, but I have learned over the years that I do better with an ” wing-it” approach.  This allows me to fit in gardening a little bit at a time, have fun with it and still have a nice bounty throughout the year.
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