Sunday is the first day of spring and this is the time to plant your fruits and vegetables for the growing season.
Sunday is the first day of spring and this is the time to plant your fruits and vegetables for the growing season. In Northeast Florida it is tempting to start pruning when the weather first gets warm, but you should generally wait until mid-March for the likelyhood of a frosty morning to be behind us.
This weekend will also be a great time to transplant some of your foundation plants as well as anything you’ve been growing in containers this winter. My blueberries that have been in containers since late last summer are already blooming and they are going into the ground on Saturday!
Poinsettias that may still be around after the holiday season may do well in your yard preferrably on the southwest side of your home protected from our salty northeast breezes.
I am trying something different this year. Rather than planting flowering annuals in a variety of beds around my lawn, I am going to plant vegetables instead. Each year I plant a separate vegetable garden but with the rising cost of food and utilities I am going to reduce my water usage by taking advantage of the water my lawn’s sprinkler system already provides.
I wonder how my neighbors would feel if I got a cow and some chickens?