* Get garden equipment, serviced.
* Remove diseased perennials' parts either by pruning, or through other means.
* Prune branches that are too leggy, or got frost beaten.
* Construct, and situate supporting structures for Grape, Tomato, Cucumber, and other vines.
CULTIVATE THE SOIL
Apply lime, manure, fertilizers. Add compost regularly. Turn the soil over, let it rest. Sow, and plant at the end of the month.
Fertilize the trees (use bloom promoting fertilizers). Do it either on the surface, or dig 1 ft deep holes, around the tree line circle, fill holes with fertilizer, and cover back with soil.
Blueberries, and other woodland plants.
Heathers, Blueberries, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron, Camellias, and Azaleas may need fertilizing.
Standard fertilizers, good for your veggie patch, will be bad for "woodland" plants, so, do not use these. Instead, apply acidity raising fertilizers such as ammonium sulphate, or iron sulphate, to make soil more (not less) acidic.
Do not over fertilize. Do it sparingly around the plant, as soon as plants are beginning to be in their growing season.
If the last frost date is behind in your area, start sowing outdoors.
SOW SEEDS, OR, TRANSPLANT GROWN PLANTS, OUTDOORS:
Sorrel, Parsley, Chives, Sage, Thyme, Oregano, any other herbs you like (Propagate Rosemary, and Lavender from rooted tip cuttings. Propagate French Tarragon, and Oregano by division of the mother plant.)
Greens, Vegetables, and Legumes
Bean, Beet, Cucumber, Lettuce, Pepper, Tomato, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Cabbages, Leeks, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Eggplant, Radishes.
Alyssum, Ageratum, Aster, Carnation, Cosmos, Dahlia, Heliotrope, Marigold, Petunia, Snapdragon, Zinnia.
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