Even if you're still buried in snow, it's a good time to start planning ahead on your garden so you can hit the ground running, er, digging when the spring thaw comes.
Garden Planning You know what they say: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Before you do anything in the garden, make a plan, map it out and think about what you want to grow for the year. (Image via Seattle Seedling)
DIY Starter Pots Don't overinvest in starter pots when you can make your own from newspaper, either rolled into a simple pot, or pulped and formed. (Image via Sweet Domesticity)
Preparing the Beds Now that your seeds are underway, it's time to begin building out the beds. Raised beds work wonders, or try your hand at Hügelkultur, which uses natural materials and holds moisture better. (Image via Rake and Make)
Composting Keep your soil nourished naturally by home composting. It's easy, and also helps reduce food waste. It's a win-win. (Image via Modern Farmer)
Planting Time to plant! But there's more to it than just sticking seedlings in the ground. Each plant has its own needs. (Image via The Vermont Epicure)
Winterizing It may be too soon to be thinking about next winter, but it's never a bad idea to be prepared so that after harvesting, you're ready to put the garden to bed for the season. (Image via Rake and Make)