In 2016 and 2017, Sage Garden gave away close to 2,000 packs of organic seeds to let gardeners experiment with what could be grown, to eat, during the 28 days of February. The idea is to try something new, bridge the gap between late winter and the start of gardening season outdoors, and to have some fun! Participants took up the challenge in regions as far away as Poland and Taiwan, and from coast to coast in Canada.
The challenge does not have to end on the last day of February. In fact, the salad gardens planted will often yield for up to 60 days. And of course not everyone started on exactly February 1st. So, we hope you continue to have fun with this, and even consider planting more indoor leafy greens to get you right into the outdoor garden season. In many parts of Canada it is also possible to start sowing the cool season veggies and leafy greens very early in spring, outdoors.
Here is a little series of videos we put together to help get gardeners going in 2017: