If you would like to find ways to maximize your garden plot and harvest even more fresh, organic food, consider starting some of your seeds indoors. This is one method you can use to stretch the local growing season and get more out of your garden space.
Seed saving starts in the spring. Some seeds are easier to save than others. Starting with even a few types of seeds is good experience and a step in the right direction. The most important thing to consider now, in the spring, is what varieties you plant.
To help up with our knowledge of garden insects, here’s another set of photos from Tracy Hueppelsheuse, our local entomologist and community garden member. The photo above is of a cabbage root maggot feeding on a radish, and shows the boring damage caused.