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Garden Planning with Canning Jars

Canning Jars Over Seedlings

Who doesn’t love to peer into another person’s garden? What did they plant? How did they get produce so quickly? Oh, the joys of gardening! But wait… bottes ugg what is this? Garden planning and a giveaway? We must be in heaven.

Gardening in a mason jar

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Making a garden plan

We plan out where and when we are planting each vegetable (I painted it with watercolors because I have entirely too much time on my hands) and then set up a table in the driveway to fill the minigreenhouses with seed starting soil and seeds. iphone 8 armoured case

Waiting to sprout

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Mini greenhouses in the kitchen window

Shouldn’t every window look like this? Why doesn’t Southern Living or Better Homes and Gardens show this stuff?

Plants protected with mason jars

When we can no longer keep the lids on the minigreeenhouses without bending the seedlings, we transfer them out to the garden and cover them with wide mouth canning jars. moncler pas cher These work as makeshift gardening cloches (which can be read about in the GRIT article, “Get Your Garden Growing Early“). It only makes sense to use canning jars because the produce will ultimately end up in those jars anyway. ugg pas cher banksy phone case iphone 6 Why not? As the garden grows, I’ll be showing you some of our tricks to getting more plants in less space.

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