Thursday, January 18, 2018

Are you starting seeds indoors?

Begin by first cleaning up seed-starting pots and trays.  Then disinfect them before planting so your work and seeds are not in vain.  Start seeds early this month for herbs such as parsley, oregano, thyme and chives as well as pansies so they are ready to set out in early spring.  Start seeds for onions and leeks at the end of the month for a great summer harvest.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Eco-Film Series in Lowell

You're invited by the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust to attend any and all of these wonderful eco-films!  

From LP&CT's website:

Mark your calendars for the last Tuesday of the month, January – June! Our Eco-Film Series is right around the corner!

We are excited to announce the line up for our 2018 Eco-Film Series: Taking Action.  From sheep farmers, to chiefs, to everyday citizens, the film series this year highlights the everyday actions we can all do to have a positive impact on the environment and our community.

This FREE series is offered annually, in partnership with the Lowell Film Collaborative. Films are screened at our Venue Partner, the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Deer dining?

Deer are at their hungriest right now.  You don’t have to wait for all your snow to melt.  Re-apply deer repellents to evergreens and any other plants they have favored in the past, but only when the temperature is above 40 degrees.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ordering seeds?

Once you’ve planned your gardens for the coming season, check with friends to see if they are planning to grow the same varieties of vegetables or flowers. While you may use all of some seeds, many gardeners find themselves at the end of the season with a number of half-full packets, especially of things like squash and pumpkins. Save money by planning ahead and sharing with other gardeners. And don’t wait to put in that order! There may be a foot of snow on the ground now, but January is when the top seed companies are filling their orders.