Spring is almost here

Snowshoeing followed by seed starting — that’s a great way to spend a day in late winter. While I nurture tiny seedlings, I’m planning and dreaming of the upcoming gardening season.

Soon I will prune my apple trees. I shared the tips I learned from Bob Osborne in Rural Delivery’s article, Overcoming a phobia of pruning. In the March/April issue of Small Farm Canada, I describe strategies for dealing with perennial weeds. When perennial weeds emerge in early spring, their energy reserves are low and they can be controlled quite easily. But, right now the garden is covered by a couple feet of snow and another Nor’easter is coming tomorrow. Time to bring in more firewood.

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