March Garden To Do’s
Cabin fever is a good thing. It gets us motivated to return to the yard and garden that we were so tired of and exhausted from last Fall. More sunlight and warm days, sprinkled in between snow storms,…. March is calling.
- Get your soil tested if you haven’t done so in a while! It all starts with good soil. Mail in kits can be picked up at various locations.
- Purchase seeds are from garden centers or online retailers. Savvy gardeners were entertaining themselves with seed catalogs in January so some varieties are already sold out. Buy now if you are looking for something in particular.
- If you have not done so already, seed cool season veggies now (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, Brussel sprouts)! Snow and sugar snap peas, spinach, kale, radishes and lettuce varieties can be seeded middle to the end of March, depending on the cold and snow, and then into April on a two week interval to extend your harvest.
- Consider planting Ark of Taste varieties.
- Perennial vegetables like asparagus and rhubarb do well with spring planting. These will come back year after year so the planting location should be thoughtfully selected.
- Get your tools and lawn mower blades sharpened. Call now if you anticipate sprinkler repair.
- Begin cleaning out perennial beds by cutting back dead foliage and raking around base of plants.