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Garden Tasks for
Continue preparing beds
Start seeds of fast-growing annuals indoors such as Zinnias and Marigolds
Sow seeds of hardy perennials outdoors, such as Cornflower and Larkspur
Apply pre-emergent herbicide, such as “
” to reduce spring germinating weeds.
Vegetables and Herbs
Plant cabbages, onions and leeks
Direct seed peas and continue succession plantings for lettuce, radishes and spinach
As soil warms, direct seed beets, carrots, turnips and other cool-season crops.
Cut back over-wintered sage and direct see or plant other herbs.
Patio and Container Plants
As the weather permits, place over-wintered containers and those started indoors outside
Sink empty pots into large planters to hold seasonal plants such as spring bulbs and summer
Fill gaps or replace winter plantings with those for spring and summer
Be prepared to protect tender plants from possible late frost; cover with a fabric material,
Tree and Shrubs
Apply 2-3 inches of organic mulch around new and established plants
Prune young Azaleas, Wisteria, and Jasmine just after flowering to encourage compact growth.
Remove dead and misshapen branches.