Gary's Garden Tips // March 15, 2013
We are opening on Mondays again during our busy season. The warmer temperatures and daylight savings time helps us extend our time in the yard and garden. Be sure to make a note that our hours are: 9am-5pm - Monday thru Saturday.
Trees and shrubs can be pruned now, if needed. Don't prune lilacs or forsythia until after they have finished blooming this spring. The weather forecast looks very good for pruning roses. They should start showing signs of growth with these warmer temperatures.
It's traditional to plant garden peas on St. Patrick's Day, but you can plant them now, as well as spinach, lettuce, onion, radish, potatoes, and other cool crops.
We have asparagus roots in now for planting. Planting roots will give you a crop next year. Planting seeds will give you a crop in 3-years. They like to be planted in loose garden soil with lots of well rotted manure. Keep moist and plant them in full sun. They will give you years of harvest. Try to plant in an 'out of the way' area, so you don't have to work around them all of the time.