GARDENING TIP – Soil

Time to get busy readying the soil in your garden.  Many people ask me if it’s time to plant now.  A general rule is the soil temperature should be at least 45° F before planting. If you are anxious to get started, try covering one section of your garden with black plastic or sheets of plywood for a few days. This will help the soil warm so when you do plant seeds they will germinate quicker. Peas, lettuce, beets – all could be planted early but need that warm soil temperature to actually germinate.


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