March Garden Chores for Northern Gardeners

March is a challenge for the northern gardener. The weather teases us with a warm days, followed by a deep freeze. In some years, you’ll see some early blooming bulbs—sometimes, it seems too early. In others, nothing. Given our warm temperatures this week, it’s likely much of the snow will melt, but we know that…

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February Garden Chores: A Short and Fun List

The list of  February garden chores is not too long—but it sure is fun.  This is the time of year when gardeners have rested up enough from the past season to be excited about what they will grow in 2021. Here are some of the February garden chores to tackle: Plan Your Garden The other…

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October Garden Chores

October in the garden is all about cleaning up, enjoying that last bit of harvest or beauty from the garden, and getting ready for winter. Here are a few October garden chores to put on your list for the next couple of weeks. Clean up plants, gradually. We’re not members of the squeaky clean garden…

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September Garden Chore List

The outdoor thermometer the other morning read 47 degrees at 7 a.m. There’s no denying it: We’re heading toward fall. September is one of my favorite months in the garden. The frenetic activity of early summer to get things started and the heat of July and August are absent. But that doesn’t mean there are…

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August Garden Chore List

August is the month when many of your garden efforts come to fruition — generally in the form of tomatoes, peppers, melons, eggplant, corn on the cob and other goodies. This is the month when much of your attention is focused on picking, preserving and sharing vegetables. Keeping up with harvesting your vegetables is probably…

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Here’s Your To-Do List of November Garden Chores

By the time we hit November, many gardeners are ready to throw in the trowel—or at least, clean it up and put it away. November is the last chance to get any garden chores you’ve been putting off done before the first permanent snow and the long winter. Here are some things you could get…

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