The snow cover has cleared from the garden but not completely off of the landscape, leaving us with glimpses of both the past winter and the coming spring!
Mild weather that we haven’t seen for months made today a perfect time to venture out into the backyard. With temperatures close to sixty degrees I wasn’t the only one outside attempting to bid farewell to winter.
Upcoming Garden Events and Free Tickets if You Act Fast
A recent article here previewed some of the local garden shows that are arriving in the area. I made my way out to the Pennsylvania Garden Expo last week and participated in a workshop this weekend at “The Plant Place” that focused on attracting beneficial insects to the garden, heirloom seeds, and ideas for seed starting.
The next events on the calendar are the Maryland Home and Garden Show on March 12 – 14, a Biochar workshop on March 20th at the Organic Mechanic headquarters, and a fruit grafting workshop on March 27th conducted by the Pennsylvania Backyard Fruit Growers at the Landis Valley Museum near Lancaster PA.
If there is anyone interested in attending the garden show next weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, I have a couple of sets of tickets to give away. A pair of tickets will go to the first two people who request them in the comment section below (leave your comment requesting the tickets and I will contact you by email to get the address to mail the tickets to).
Spring is Coming – Hot House Growing System (Plus) Promotion
OpenSky is offering a special promotion on select items to help you celebrate the arrival of spring from now through March 11, 2010. At the Veggie Gardening Tips store the selected item is the Hot House Growing System Plus that includes growing medium and will help you get those seedlings off to a fast start. Enter the coupon code: HOTHOUSE25 and you’ll be able to buy this grow system for 25% off the regular price.
Or you can get 10% off any of the other special products featured in OpenSky’s Spring is Coming promotion by visiting this promotion page to request your coupon code. Spring promotions from other shopkeepers include an EarthBox from Kylee of Our Little Garden or the WeedPharm organic weed control being offered by Genevieve of North Coast Gardening.
Additional items up for the spring promotion include items of interest to the golfer, selected fitness equipment, and some fishing gear. But remember, the Spring is Coming promotion is only available through March 11, 2010.
Fall Vegetable Gardening Videos… Just in Time for Spring
Before you run off to embrace springtime take a minute to check out the video that I shot way back in November of the fall vegetable garden. This is the first clip from the latest batch of videos that are finally available and will be released over the next few weeks.
Future videos will feature composting worm bins, cold tunnels, indoor sprouting ideas, garlic planting techniques, cold frames, and rain barrels. Subscribe to the Veggie Gardening Tips YouTube Channel to make sure that you catch every episode coming your way this spring season.
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