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Flower Power Garden Hour

Feb 11, 2023

It is the February To Do List, and we are still in the heart of winter with plenty of cold days.  Spring is around the corner though, and preparation has to get started.

It is time to plant:

  • ·       Vegetables:  Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, swiss chard, collards, kale, lettuce, peas, radish
  • ·       Plant bare-root roses, fruit trees


Chores include:

  • ·       Prune roses, fruit trees
  • ·       Start cleaning up garden
  • ·       Start seeds:  Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants inside
  • ·       Divide plants
  • ·       Buy dahlia bulbs, sweet pea seeds


We finish up with a Listener Q&A section.  Topics covered include:

·       Persistent white fly and aphid infestation.  Does all soil in planter boxes need to be replaced to solve this problem?

·       Questions about using chicken manure & alfalfa pellets in the garden:  When & how do they get applied?  Should wood chips be moved before application?  Should organic pellets/manure be used?

·       What is the best way to move a Bird of Paradise?

·       What are the little holes in an apricot tree?  And are they lethal?

·       The best fertilizer for an orange tree?

·       Dragonfruit plant is covered in circular, red spots & appears to be yellowing?  What can be done? 



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