Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Prepping for Your Vegetable Garden

Ready your vegetable garden for spring! Repair any fence issues caused by winter damage. If you haven’t already done so, order seeds by phone or computer (though reports say seed companies are swamped with orders). Lay out your vegetable beds on paper to save time when the soil is ready to plant. This month, you can plant your ‘cold weather’ crops, including spinach, peas and beets.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Planning Ahead

Plan additions and alterations to your home garden. Remember what you didn’t love last year? Put some time into finding solutions. Nurseries and their staffs, normally hard to reach at this time of year, are much more likely to be available on the phone or on line right now.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Fertilize Your Bulbs

Now’s the time to fertilize all your bulbs. A sprinkling of all-purpose organic fertilizer around bulb foliage now will help them build strength for the future. And, never cut down the foliage (or braid it) before it has yellowed, or you are prematurely removing the food source that builds next year’s flowers.