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

Updated for 2021 Given our warm temperatures, it’s hard to believe that today it’s the beginning of October. Tomatoes are still ripening on the vine (hasn’t 2021 been a great year for tomatoes and peppers), asters, hydrangeas, and all the annuals continue to bloom. The long-range forecast for the Twin Cities calls for warm but…

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September Garden Chore List

Updated for 2021 We’ve had a tough summer, with heat, drought, fires, bad air and then a ton of rain during the Minnesota State Fair. (Oh, yes, and a continuing pandemic.) Still, it is September and for many northern gardener, it is one of the best months in the garden. The frenetic activity of early…

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August Garden Chore List

Updated for 2021 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. Our heatwave in 2021 may…

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

Updated for 2021. 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…

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