Hooray for spring weather! Everybody's talking about what's coming up in their garden and to be honest, I have barely been out in mine yet - it's been too cold at the times when I have had time. But not to worry, it is still early and there is no rush. Here's what I hope to get done this week-end, in order of priority:
- Prepare the raised beds for spring veggie planting (if I'd been on top of this I could have been planting by now!) This means digging out the perennials that overwintered there and putting them in pots for temporary homes, adding brackets so that I can put hoops over the garden to make a temporary greenhouse (this also means a trip to a hardware store - ugh.) and topping up the soil with good compost.
- Start cutting down the perennials that were left standing over the winter.
- Start pulling the mulch of fall leaves back from the base of growing perennials.
- Set up the rain barrels.
For more details, see my April Garden to-do list.