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When Is Starting Plants Too Early?

If  you’re like me, a few warm days and I’m ready to start the garden no matter how much common sense tells me to wait.

The easiest way I’ve found to rein myself in is to start some plants inside the house.  So, it’s March 1st and I’m wanting to plant.

I have visions of all of those Organic Vegetables that I can Just Taste and smell that I enjoy so much!

Organic Vegetables and Fruit


The organic vegetables I’ve found that work best this early are spinach, bunching onion, chives, radishes, etc.

Make sure the plants you select will not out grow the planter they are in, and can withstand a little crowding, both above ground and the roots.

I don’t try tomatoes this early because they become root bound prior to a safe transplanting time unless I have a greenhouse then I can fudge a little. Organic vegetables will always have a better chance to grow in a greenhouse in a cold environment.

Also, grow lights are not that expensive nor is a small bag of good potting soil and compost.  I can plant in almost anything as long as it has been well cleaned, has a good sized surface area, good drainage and no more than a 6 to 8 inch depth.

Don’t try this with deep rooted plants or wide spreading plants.

This is an idea to help you get through the first “spring fever” attack.

My husband, Chris, cheats a little bit, and as soon as the Chives and the spinach gets big enough to taste a bit, he “tests” the plants to ensure that they are going to meet the Taste test.

Since moving to a mostly vegetarian diet, his health has improved tremendously!  One of the things that has helped him is breathing properly.  He started asking for help from Carrie Tucker at, and we have noticed a huge improvement in his health.  Just as our bodies need oxygen, the plants also need the Carbon Dioxide that we breathe out.  So Having the live growing plants around us inside of the house always makes the house smell fresh.

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Chris keeps telling people “Welcome to the Jungle” the first time we have new friends over to our house.  It is a peaceful and serene feeling to be surrounded by all of the greens!

There are many plants that fill our house, most of them are plants and our small Chihuahua’s, ContessaRosa and Salina.  They fill the house with companionship, Love and entertainment.  It is  a Good Life.

May you be blessed with a fulfilling and enjoyable growing season year round!



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