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Old 03-11-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Default Today's Tip ~ Sunday, March 13, 2011


My garden, 2010! Happy Sunday, kids! This is Part Deux of Today's Tip for the weekend. I'll be out of town for a couple of days, so I'm posting Saturday and Sunday's tips tonight (Friday). Scroll on down for some more tips about preparing your yard and garden for springtime!

MORE SPRINGTIME YARD TIPS

Bulb basics: After the flowers are spent, your tulips and daffodils are still hungry. Snip off spent blooms, but let the green leaves remain. Fading foliage provides food for next year's blooms.

Trees and shrubs: Feed the soil for the best long-term results. Organic fertilizers and compost encourage a healthy population of microbes which will provide nutrients and stave off disease. Pay particular attention to trees and shrubs which lost emerging growth to frostbite.

Perennial feeding: As they emerge from the soil, many perennial flowers also benefit from a nutritional supplement, such as compost or a good organic food. Natural products are best. Fertilizers contain various percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Sprinkle around the plant, a few inches from the base, and scratch lightly into the soil.

There are just a few tips that can get you off to a good start on your spring gardening.

More info:http://www.mlive.com/homeandgarden/index.ssf/2010/05/springtime_hints_to_keep_the_y.html
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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I'm feeding everything even though most of it is dead from freezes!! Thanks Pam...please send seed!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Haven't pruned stuff back yet, but already buds are coming out!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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I'm feeding everything even though most of it is dead from freezes!! Thanks Pam...please send seed!!!
I actually do have seeds that I harvested last summer and fall. Just this week, I planted a bunch of them indoors for transplanting outside in 6 to 8 weeks, when all danger of frost has passed. Wish me luck!
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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Thanks for another great post, Pam. Makes me realize how much I really miss summer.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Haven't pruned stuff back yet, but already buds are coming out!!!
I've pruned and fertilized and am seeing a lot of budding!!
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I actually do have seeds that I harvested last summer and fall. Just this week, I planted a bunch of them indoors for transplanting outside in 6 to 8 weeks, when all danger of frost has passed. Wish me luck!
I still have quite a bit of vegetable seeds. But, I'm not up to messing with that again yet! Good luck Pam!
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Thanks for another great post, Pam. Makes me realize how much I really miss summer.
Me too!! I love plants .....
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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I've pruned and fertilized and am seeing a lot of budding!!

Come do mine!
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:15 AM
 
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Oh how I admire u PJ8 having a green thumb. A beautiful person growing beauty. I wish u luck on the transplant and great tip.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:36 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Come do mine!
Painting rooms is next on my agenda!! ....
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Pam,
Did you save you some crab grass seeds?
Those flowers in the picture sure look pretty!
I have always liked the Japanese beetles.
When I was a little kid I used to fill my pockets
with Japanese beetles, and one time I put
scores of them in my mother's car for her.
Then there's the time that I let a bunch of
salamanders go free in my roll-top desk,
but I don't wanna go off topic.
Thanks for the great threads!
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