Apologies if you received a Companion newsletter earlier this morning about Groundhog Day. (No, we are not reliving Groundhog Day again!)
Today's issue focuses on the yard and garden. Prime your soil so that it's in top-notch condition for the coming growing season. Check your planting dates (based on the last spring frost).
If you're new to gardening (or, even if you're not), review the top "3 Garden Planning Mistakes" video. It's especially helpful for motivating some of us who haven't yet planned our gardens!
Your Almanac Editors
Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.
–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)
How to Enrich Your Garden Soil With Minerals The secret to a successful garden is right beneath your feet. Show your soil some love and you can expect bigger, better harvests. In this short video, we demonstrate five simple yet highly effective ways to prepare your soil to give your crops the best possible start this spring.
Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an earlier and longer harvest. This video presents a step-by-step guide to the top tips that will help you easily raise healthy plants from seed.