Football is over, Basketball is kind of boring until March madness, and baseball doesn’t start for a month or more yet. All that must mean is it’s time to GARDEN!!
What To Do Now!
Begin planting tomatoes and peppers, continue with lettuce, beets,turnips, carrots, radishes, asparagus…See our FREE garden guide for what to plant every month of the year!
Control weeds while they are young. With the rain and now nearly 80 degree weather, they will be popping up fast. Apply pre emergent herbicides to prevent any more weeds from coming up.
With the 10 day forecast showing no “cold” weather coming our way we can begin pruning back frost damage plants if they have begun to sprout new growth. Use the new growth as a guide for how far back to prune and do that much at least. You really should remove at least 1/3 of the size of the plant if you want to keep it the same size or there abouts, even if a plant didn’t freeze, this is a great time to begin pruning. By pruning now just prior to spring leaf out, your plants will not look “pruned” back for very long, you won’t have to keep pruning or “shearing” your plants all spring and summer-remember the 1/3 rule- and you’ll have a plant that has “rejuvenated” itself with luscious new growth for the spring!