By the end of winter, most of us are ready for spring. We crave the warmth of spring. We love the rain and the smell of the soil. If you’re a gardener, you’re probably even itching to get your vegetable garden started. What do you do when that spring gardening bug hits you, but it’s still too cold to plant outdoors? Here are a few tasks to keep you busy until that last frost clears and you can get your plants in the ground.
Your soil is ready. You’re just waiting for plants. If you know you’ll be working with plants that have already been seeded (or purchased from a local nursery), it’s not hard to mulch first, then add your plants when it’s warm enough. It’s critical to mulch your garden beds to cut back on weeds. When you don’t add mulch, weeds will grow.
By tackling certain tasks before summer, you can help ensure the success of your summer vegetable garden. Use this spring to get ready for summer gardening.