12 Spring Garden Chores

12 Spring Garden Chores
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12 Spring Garden Chores1. Clean, sharpen, and oil all gardening tools.

2. Prune back perennial herbs.

3. When the weather warms up sufficiently, gradually pull back the mulch and remove debris from your beds.

4. Remove undesirable herbs; transplant any that didn't do well to a more favorable spot.

5. Divide the crowns of overgrown herbs and replant the divisions in amended soil...give away the extras.

6. Turn the compost pile; sift thoroughly decomposed material through screen or hardware cloth.

7. Improve your soil with compost and other organic amendments.

8. Prepare a seedbed by raking or rototilling until the soil is smooth. Or, if you haven't started yet, start those seeds under lights! Plan what to sow and when...counting the weeks back from your area's frost-free date. Many seed packets contain planting information such as suggested date to sow.

9. Stake herbs that need support while they're still small.

10. Order new herbs from mail-order or local nurseries.

11. Make labels for new plants.

12. If you don't have a garden journal, start one today!

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About The Author

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Karen Hegre

I feel very fortunate to have met Karen, and to be able to share her wonderful crafts and herbal inspiration with our visitors. She has a gentle soul and contributes not only her words but encouragement as well.

Karen is a Master Gardener specializing in herbs, a mom and grandma. She and her husband have a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, plus 'Fairy Gardens' where the children can learn about different herbs and hear Karen read a story about the Garden Fairies and Flowers. They are open to the public May through September.

Karen owns several discussion lists, which we have listed below with the subscription information. All are free to join and a joy to be a member of!

Karen's Herbal Kitchen: A list for exchanging herbal recipes! Click Here to subscribe.

Nature Crafts: This is a list for those who enjoy crafting with Nature and want to learn more!! We will share projects, learn ways of preserving those natural items and much more. Click Here to subscribe.

Keepers Of the Gardens: This list is a 'learning & sharing' list on how to create beautiful back yard habitats for birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife including bees, dragonflies, frogs, toads & other friendly insects & reptiles. Click Here to subscribe.

Aromatherapy One-0-One: This is a list for learning the basics of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. A friendly place for questions and ideas... a place where we can learn from each other. Click Here to subscribe.


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