First of all, I want to make it clear that I consider myself a novice gardener. I lament the lost years when I didn’t garden at all, and the time lost when I could have been learning more about gardening. What’s that old saying? “Too soon old, too late smart.”

Anyway. At the risk of overusing clichés: better late than never, I say.

I talked Gerry into bringing in the handy-dandy green house he bought for me last spring.

I moved the terracotta pots I had next to my kitchen sink into it.

The large one in the middle is a celery plant. I learned a trick from Pinterest about growing celery from the celery you buy at the store. On January 1, with a fresh head of celery I bought to make turkey soup, I started this plant. It’s doing pretty good.

The other three pots are herbs I’m attempting to overwinter. They just had a haircut yesterday so they don’t look too good at the moment. Parsley, oregano, and chocolate mint. I’ve been harvesting herbs all winter.

Then I settled in and made some newspaper pots. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while. I’ll be making a lot more, but this is a good start.

Here’s a video I found with instructions on how to make them.

Nothing planted today–just planning and preparing.

But it feels good.

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