By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
I have lived by a motto that every Boy Scout knows and that is to “always be prepared.”
When it comes to the tomato garden, this means always having stakes, pots, Epsom salt and powdered milk available along with an all-purpose potting soil mix and fresh seeds.
While I typically save my seeds from year to year, sometimes I have to buy new stock.
Once I have all my supplies together, I can take an inventory of what I have and what I need. This gives me direction and helps me start off the season right.
In the past when I was low on flats or small containers to start my tomato seeds in, I created “newspaper” pots. These pots are easy to make and I have to admit a great way of keeping kids busy during the gloomy days of winter. Read the rest of this entry »