spring gardeningAs the spring season approaching crocus, daffodils, and snowdrops have a good time to  pop from the ground to unveil their colorful and magical flowers.  

You will also find good growth in veggies like lettuce, kale, cabbage and Swiss chard. There is still time to plant seed potatoes, onion sets or plants along with broccoli, the green leafy veggies and the root crops like carrots, beets, and radish.

These veggies and crops will grow better and yield more harvest the quicker you plant them. Waiting too long will leave you battling with summer heat and will produce less fresh produce to enjoy at your table and to share with family and friends. You can plant the cool season crops all the way into early April but the sooner you plant them the more produce you will get. 

This would also prove to be a best investment if you plant bare root strawberries, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, and the many other fruits and berry crops. If grown in the containers you may wait for a couple of weeks more at most.

You may go to extremes provided you have your own greenhouse otherwise early gardening actually pays well.

With an extra hour of daylight you can start preparing the soil in your existing flower beds, preparing new flower beds or gardens, planting perennials, shrubs and trees.

This is a good time to select areas where you want to add new trees or shrubs to your property and to start planting.

Gardeners may plant daffodils and tulips , the inspirational flowers of early spring. You need to plan and plant potatoes, onions and strawberries now to enjoy their fresh food this spring and summer.

Applying pre-emergent herbicides or weed and feed crabgrass killer right away over your lawn would be advantageous.

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