It's March!

Time to get your hands dirty.
March gardening "chores" (and I use the term loosely) include:

Fertilize poinsettias, if you're brave enough to try to keep them alive.

Remove any leftover forced bulbs from cold storage. Put them in a cool place until they begin to sprout, then pot them to bloom.

Start lettuce and other cool-weather vegetables/herbs inside.

Begonias can be started in peat moss.

Fruit trees should be pruned of dead and diseased branches.

But...DO NOT PRUNE spring blooming trees and shrubs! That pruning should have happened last spring, after bloom. If you forgot last spring, then let it go. Pruning now would remove buds, and destroy any hopes of a spring bloom. (Although you should certainly remove dead and diseased branches.)


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