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.