It’s the second week of March and we Nutmeggers have been enjoying 70 degree weather. After a mild winter, this is like heaven! I have cleaned out my garden, turned the soil, cleaned out several beds, pruned the raspberry bushes, pruned the grape arbor, the list goes on. This is the earliest I have ever gotten these things done.
But there is one thing I will not do for another month. Plant.
As nice as it is, as beautiful and pleasant, I will not put plants in the ground yet and I would advice you to do the same.
In Connecticut, our last frost date is April 26. So, fellow gardening friends, we still have a long way to go.
So, what can you do in the meantime? Here’s a list of projects you can accomplish before you start your vegetables.
– Clean out the beds
– Nourish your soil with manure/compost
– Turn the soil
– Weed out stubborn shrubs, weeds, grass
– Re-Edge your beds
– Trim back raspberries, grapes
– Put in supports for vine plants
– Clean up the fence around your garden
– Start a new bed
– Clean up the borders of you property
Good luck and remember, bide your time!