March Gardening chores:
Indoor plants and activities
Apply Fertilizer to house plants according to label directions
Remove spent leaves
Start seeds indoors for cool season plants to be tranplanted outdoors later in May.
Woody Landscape plants and fruit trees
Prune trees and shrubs while still doramnt
Fertilize woody plants before new growth begins
Remove winter coverings from roses as soon as new growth begins, but keep mulch handy for dips in temperature. Prune any winter damage.
Apply a domant oil spry to control scale insects when leaves begin to protrude from buds
Remove any over winter tree wrap from tree trunks
Flowers vegetables and small fruits
Prepare garden soil for planting, but make sure it is dry enugh to work. Soil should cruble when squeezed. If it forms a ball, it is too wet!
Soil test if needed and fertilize for amendments and pH depending on results
Get ready to sew warm season seeds indoors in April. Buy seeds, starting mix and grow trays or pots, then just wait for April 1st.
Watch for blooms of early spring bulbs ( daffoldils, squill, crocus, dwarf iris and snowdrops.). Send Kim pictures for the website!
Remove old Asparagus and Rhubarb tops. Side dress with compost or manure.
WC MG meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at Woodland Sentior Center for the remainer of 2022