🌱 Plant Tip Tuesday 🌱
Looking a little more colorful around here than our typical Plant Tip Tuesday, huh? The weather's more mild this week in Central PA and my mind is on spring! 🌸
If you're thinking spring and ready to get your hands in the dirt, there are a few tasks that can be done this month to get a head start on your garden...
🌸 Plant roots & corms. Now is a great time to start anemones & ranunculus. Get them going indoors now and in just a few weeks they'll be ready to go outside. Peonies are another cold-weather project. As long as you can work the ground you can plant peonies! The ground in our area will definitely be thawed this week so get those roots in the ground!
🌸 Make plans. Pull out your favorite garden books, seed catalogs and a few sheets of fresh paper and get to work on your plans for this years garden.
🌸 Tool inventory. Gather your favorite garden tools, give them a good clean, sharpen dull edges and replace as necessary. My favorite tools are a sharp pair of pruners and a hori hori. Gloves optional!
🌸 Force bulbs. Can't wait another second to get into the dirt? Grab a few bulbs and work on an indoor container garden. Bulbs (think paper whites, amaryllis, bluebells and hyacinth) are great for bringing spring inside long before it hits outdoors. Use a low planter or repurpose a pretty serving dish as your makeshift garden.
Need a little more inspiration? Pop over to the blog where I'm talking all things winter gardening today!