Pre Season Garden Prep
If you are at all like me, you are so over the winter down time of jigsaw puzzles, living to eat, endless movies, and pulling tax papers together. You know it is getting close when you can smell skunks outside. The time to get out and get physical cannot come soon enough. Can anyone relate?
Here in Hardiness Zone 5 (Patton, PA), it is still 12 degree nights and 25 degree days.
Too early to start seeds, but it won’t be long now. March starts tomorrow.
To help you get organized or as a reminder to you and to me, below is a
Check list for gardeners:
-Plot your garden plan for this season
-Take inventory and Order Seeds.
- Mark calendar with starting dates for starting early seeds.
-Do you need starter trays? Egg cartons, recycled plastic trays, even toilet
paper rolls and newspaper are ideal. Or clean & sanitize you old existing
trays. Or you can purchase.
-Shop best deals for starting mix, compost, and potting soil.
-Assess pruners…clean, sharpen, or replace?
-Prune your Grapes and Blueberries
-Cut back any grasses or perennials that you left for birds in the fall.
-Soil temps need to be at least 45 degrees to start cold season crops.
Cold Season Crops: Peas, Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Carrots, Cabbage,
Lettuce, Radish, Beets, Onions, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi,
Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Leeks, Garlic
For those of you living locally that may want to start growing but not sure
where to start….check out the invitation below for you to start here!