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Seize the snowy day: Take time to start planning spring garden




With all the snow so far this year, some of us have caught ourselves daydreaming of summertime. Those seed catalogs and newly stocked garden store shelves give hope.

As pretty as a white snow blanket is, I think I prefer green grass and tree leaves. If you have some extra downtime right now, seize a moment to take the first step in home gardening — planning. This will give you an idea of what types and quantities of seeds and/or plants you’ll need for spring. Planning helps assure that your home garden will satisfy your needs.

If you are choosing a garden site for the first time, consider these things:

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