Caring For Our Place on the Prairie
MARCH TO DO LIST
• Plant seed flats with tomato, pepper and cole crops (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts).
• Apply horticultural oil sprays to fruit and deciduous trees and shrubs before bud break.
• Check mulch around bulbs, roses and new transplants. Refresh if necessary.
• Loosen the top 12" of your soil; add 2-3" of compost to clay or sandy soils, till 12 inches deep.
Plant drought tolerant annuals and perennials (gray-leaved), and spring bulbs.
Plan your vegetable garden in blocks not rows, to increase moisture retention and pollination.