Self watering planters can be made for less than $5 and only takes 10 minutes to build. Self watering planters are very effective in providing just enough moisture to your plants without requiring you to water your plants multiple times per day.
Learn when to start your seedlings in zones 5 and 6. A Zone 5/6 Seed Starting Schedule can start as early as January with lettuce & other greens. March & April are the months for starting most of your crops! Click on this pin to find our schedule for starting seedlings for your garden in zones 5 and 6.
I learned this trick for warming your soil in the spring from a very well respected gardening expert in our area. He taught it to us as part of our Master Gardening course. Warming the soil in the spring for early planting is really pretty easy. All it takes is a nice big piece of clear plastic.