If you are like me you are probably dying to get out into the garden – even though for some of you there is probably still snow on the ground. So if you can’t get outside here are a couple of websites that you might like to check out to at least give you the feel of being outside. They are great planning tools
BBC’s Virtual Garden – it has a fun 3D function on the site and is free
Kitchen Garden Planner – part of the gardener’s supply website which is one of my favourite places to look for seed starter supplies and self watering pots. This is also free.
Plangarden.com This website has some great hints for gardening on it. The garden design function costs $20/year
Better Homes and gardens also has this planner – not so much on vegetables though.
Of course this is also a great time to drool over all those wonderful photos in the seed catalogues that in your saner moments you know won’t grow in your g=climate zone but which you just can’t resist when it is too cold to grow anything.
I always like to buy from those companies that specialize in heritage and organic seed like:
or those that are based in the local Washington area