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Gardening Series, Part 14
Getting Ready to Plant
from the Question Line Duo

Update: May 5, 2021

The Gardening Series

Placing Markers

Every day we celebrate those co-creative gardens of yours that are bringing balance and changing the planet, one patch of ground at a time. . . .

Planting time is nigh. Many of you will head out to plant your gardens this coming weekend. You should have your soil prepared, and in some cases, mulch on your garden or at the ready.

And if you haven't yet, it's time to place those plant markers!


To our friends in cooler climates who may not be scheduled to plant for another few weeks: Congratulations! You're ahead of the curve on planning and scheduling.

To our friends in warmer climates who are past this stage and have already planted their gardens: Congratulations! Isn't it exciting to have all of your seeds and plants in place? If you have any questions we haven't addressed yet in this series, please don't hesitate to call our Question Hot Line (details below).


Gut Gardeners and 2.0 Gardeners

TPGW p97

There are just a few sections to read in your Perelandra Garden Workbook.

For those who prepared plant markers on a cold day in winter, you can skip right to the last paragraph on page 98 that begins "SPRING."

If you missed that step in your preparations, start at the top of page 97, "Translating the Garden Layout from Paper to Soil."

Everybody read through the "HINT" on page 99 for tips on organizing your plants and seeds in ways that will make planting a breeze.


HOA

If you have seedlings, plants you grew yourself or plants you bought early, you'll need to start moving them outside. Timing depends on your climate so be sure to verify your schedule with your partner (nature!). Read the last two paragraphs on page 157, "Hardening Off."


What else do you need before planting day?

booster

If you're planting peas or beans, have you asked nature if you're to add a "bean booster" or inoculant when planting? There are different methods for applying these soil/seed supplements. You can also ask nature which is preferred for your seeds. (If you have no idea what this means, see the last paragraph here.)

Will you need trellises, tripods or other plant supports? It's easier on the plants (and you) to have those in place now.

Is your garden in full sun? Will you be adding shade nets for UV protection as your seedlings adjust to the new conditions? Shade nets can also give young plants a chance to strengthen root systems before reaching for the sun. If they aren't in place, putting them in place ahead of planting is much easier than doing it on planting day. (Here's one resource for different types of shade nets: Gardener's Supply)


For inspiration. Big changes this year in the Perelandra garden.

2021 Week 30

Those of you following our Garden Gallery posts know by now that this year's Perelandra garden is quite different. (Note: We added more explanation to these pages for anyone who looked and wondered what's going on!) Check it out!

Garden Season 2020-2021, Week 30

 

1819 Week 31

And for any of you new folks out there wondering what makes this year's garden so different, here's a look at a planting week from the not-too-distant past:

Garden Season 2018-2019, Week 31


If you feel overwhelmed, get stuck or have questions about these instructions, call our Question Hot Line. We enjoy helping you through blocks, and keeping the steps manageable and simple.

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