Garden Activities

garden seed labels

February-March in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect time to resume gardening tasks.

You can buy many seed varieties at grocery stores and there are a number of online seed stores. I particularly like Ed Hume Seeds as they are family owned and from the pacific northwest. There are also plant and seed sharing groups online that allow you to do contactless sharing during the pandemic.

You can start seeds indoors:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Herbs
  • Onions

You can start seeds outdoors:

  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Radishes

You can create plant labels:
You’ll need to identify those sprouts when they come up. You can decorate wide popsicle sticks with pictures and names of plants. These can be used for the seedlings indoors as well as outdoors if you use permanent markers.

A few other ideas for plant labels
-remember, if these will be outdoors, use permanent markers or non-toxic acrylic paint.

Old wooden spoons

  • Seashells
  • Stones
  • Broken shards from old clay planters
  • Empty thread spools

You can incorporate caring for planted seeds into your daily routine!
Before you know it, it will be warm enough to get out there and weed!