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Flower Power Garden Hour

Mar 4, 2023

It is the March To Do List, and we are still in the heart of winter with lots of cold and wet days.  Not just cold and wet – we have had very low elevation snow throughout California…crazy.  Spring looms though, and preparation is paramount. 


It is time to plant:

·       Vegetables:  Broccoli, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, chive, collards, swiss chard, kale, lettuce, potatoes, radish

·       Start tomato, eggplant, and (maybe) peppers inside

·       Annual flowers

·       Dahlias & summer bulbs (like gladiolas)


Chores include:

·       Prune roses

·       Check irrigation

·       Transplant actively growing plants

·       Cut back dying foliage of bulbs


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

·       Can roses be trimmed in Dec/Jan before the budding starts?

·       Tomato questions:

o   When is the best time to start planting?

o   Is it better to start them in the ground or a container?

o   When I plant tomatoes, are there other vegetables (certain peppers?) that can be planted at the same time?

·       Is it too late to plant bulbs?  Are there any particular varieties that can be planted in late Feb/March?

·       African violets that have not bloomed in a very long time – any recommendations about how to get them to bloom?


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