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Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Rest of the Spring Calendar Story...

Besides soil testing, here's what else belongs on that early spring garden calendar:
Plant bulbing and bunching onions
Spread fertilizers and manures
Start sowing hardy vegetables outdoors
Sow early crops under protection
"Chit" seed potatoes
meaning: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/fruitandvegetables/7053223/How-to-grow-chitting-and-forcing-potatoes.html

Continue to harvest over-winter vegetables

Check any vegetables held in store

And for the ornamental gardener, add:

Plant herbaceous perennials

Plant hardy annuals

Sow seeds of half-hardy annuals under protection

Sow lawn grass seed

Fertilize the flowerbeds and borders

Prune winter-flowering shrubs

This calendar is brought to you courtesy of Country Living Gardener's Gardening Basics.

But, don't forget to take a little time with those pets. The dog would love to chase something other than a bird. The tom cat would love a cuddle while you're around "his" tool shed.

We humans aren't the only ones happy to see spring!

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