The Start of a New Gardening Season


The Start of a New Gardening Season |

The Start of a New Gardening Season | angiethefreckledrose.comWe’ve made it to spring, and I’m so able to get again to what I really like doing probably the most – gardening! I’ve been busy planting seeds, constructing new cabinets for the greenhouse and cleansing up particles left over from final yr. Not a lot occurs right here in late fall and winter in New England, so I’m joyful to be again and share with you all!

Back in early February, I started working and arranged a few of my seed instances. I figured it was necessary to pay attention to what I already had earlier than I put in any massive seed orders. Turns out I nonetheless have a ton of seeds (shocker, I do know!)

I’m altering issues up a bit this yr with regards to my tomato crops. I’ve a pleasant assortment of heirloom tomato seeds, however ended up coping with a considerable amount of illness final season. That led me to placing in an order with Johnny’s Selected Seeds for some new F1 hybrid varieties. 

Over the winter, I purchased new shelving items for my houseplants. I used my current develop lights for the brand new cabinets. Since that left me with no further lights, I went to the shop and purchased all new 4′ store lights for my seed beginning space. I additionally determined to buy an adjustable gooseneck LED grow light for my high shelf as a substitute of utilizing it only for storage. 

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Tomato seedlings

So far, I’ve began trays of chilly climate crops, heat climate crops, flowers and herbs. This can be my first yr switching from common seed trays to root trainers for my candy peas. So far, so good! If you wish to see extra photos of the kinds of seeds I’ve began, ensure to take a look at my pinned tales on Instagram

Here is a listing of my should have seed beginning provides;

Now, onto the greenhouse progress!

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I’ve had my greenhouse for a number of years now, however hadn’t had the time or the cash to construct cabinets. I used to be decided to make that change this yr! My fiancé and I made a decision to construct two cabinets (work benches) as proven within the picture above and likewise a center shelving unit that we’re nonetheless within the strategy of constructing.

Once we added these cabinets in, we additionally determined so as to add shelf extenders which might be principally a smaller shelf connected to the highest on both sides to carry issues like pots and instruments. This will enable me to suit round 12 seed trays on both sides. We are nonetheless busy engaged on every thing, however up to now it’s wanting nice!

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Before & After

Materials Used to Build Shelves;

    • 2 in x 3 in x 8 ft Untreated Whitewood 
    • 1 in x 3 in x 8 ft SPF Furring Strips
    • No. 2 Phillips Deck Screws (1-1/4″)
    • No. 2 Phillips Deck Screws (3″) 

The Start of a New Gardening Season | angiethefreckledrose.comAfter constructing the cabinets, we added a clear waterproofer from Gardener’s Supply to guard the wooden. It’s infused with juniper, meals protected and prevents mould and mildew. I’ve additionally bought some grey sq. paving stones to provide me extra of a good floor to face on after I’m watering seeds. 

Since I would like to have the ability to run followers in the summertime, I made certain to get a heavy responsibility energy strip. I went with an Tripp Lite 8 outlet surge protector energy strip with a 12 foot wire. As with my seed beginning, I’m sharing pictures as I make any adjustments to my Instagram stories, so ensure to comply with alongside! 

I’ve additionally been busy adorning a bit by including some spring minimize flowers and decor. I’ve introduced in a few of my terra cotta pots, seedling trays and my instruments. It’s good to have a spot to retailer every thing and have simpler entry. I’ve additionally added in a big fan to the ground for air circulation briefly till I purchase smaller followers to suit up on the cabinets. I’m additionally on the hunt for a very good high quality greenhouse heater for the colder months. 

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That’s what I’ve been as much as these days!

I’ll be posting updates as usually as I can, and I’m so joyful to share with you all. It’s good to odor soil on my fingers and see the flowers blooming once more. I’ve been making an enormous effort to do each challenge slowly and truly get pleasure from it as a substitute of speeding myself and stressing out. Just a little at a time has been a lot simpler than trying to cram every thing into one week. Who knew?

Thank you for the taking the time to take a look at my weblog, and I admire every one in all you who attain out to me over on Instagram. You all encourage and assist me a lot! Do you’ve any suggestions with regards to greenhouse heaters? Please go away it within the remark part under, and be happy to let me know what you’ve been as much as in your backyard this spring. Happy gardening!

Angie Rose


Hey! I’m Angie, A millennial living in New England. I enjoy sharing about what I grow right in my own backyard. Here you can learn simple tips to help you grow your own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Stick around and join me for budget friendly ideas, easy DIY projects, fresh recipes and more.

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