Midwinter Merriment: Berry Patch 101!

Here it is – a countdown til spring. From now until the first day of spring, I will post ways to make the dreary days of midwinter a little more merry.

Day 13: Plant your backyard berry patch!

strawberriesYou already know how I feel about blueberries. I’m a big fan of berries in general, eating them and growing them. Slowly, but surely I continually add berries into my landscape. The current tally is: 4 blueberry bushes, 5 huckleberry bushes, a bed of red raspberry canes and more strawberries than I can count. You can get screamin’ deals on bare root berries right now. I wrote an article over at Parent Map about berry basics – everything you need to know to get started. Be sure to check it out here and put a berry patch in your backyard!

Day 14: #dirtonmyiPhone
Day 15: Start seeds indoors.
Day 16: Sew a sassy garden tool belt.
Day 17: A class that keeps on giving!
Day 18: Buy yourself some flowers.
Day 19: Go to the park and play!
Day 20: Plant peas (and sign up for my free newsletter!)
Day 21: Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23: Sign up for Seattle Seedling’s Spring Fling!
Day 24: Plant primroses.
Day 25: Get yourself a doughnut and make it “for here.”
Day 26: Frequent the Farmers’ Market
Day 27: Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28: Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29: Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30: Create a springtime “advent” calendar.