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January

  • Order seeds and nursery catalogs
  • Get advice on varieties from Hoerr Nursery horticulturalists
  • Put out hay or corn for rabbits so they don’t eat fruit plants
  • Plan your garden layout
  • Keep bird feeders full
  • Keep heavy snow off evergreens to prevent breakage

February

  • Prepare your greenhouse beds
  • Sharpen garden tools
  • Stock up on fertilizers and pesticides
  • Sow broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and lettuce seeds inside
  • Prune all fruit trees except Peach and Nectarine

March

  • Start tomato and pepper plants indoors
  • Treat garden soil for insect control in root crops
  • Fertilize garden with compost before planting
  • Plant asparagus, early potatoes, lettuce, onion, peas, rhubarb, spinach, and turnips
  • Sharpen lawn mower blades
  • Remove bare spots in lawns by forking, raking, then sowing seed
  • Prune trees and shrubs
  • Repot houseplants

April

  • Pick up your veggies, perennials, and annuals at Hoerr Nursery
  • Plant main-crop potatoes
  • Start tomato seedlings indoors or in the greenhouse
  • Sow beets, cabbage, carrots, and green beans for early production
  • Start cucumbers, cantaloupe, summer squash and watermelon indoors
  • Transplant broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower to the garden
  • Make cages for tomato plants
  • Apply lawn food

May

  • Plant annual flowers
  • Plant tomato plants, sweet corn, eggplant, melons, peanuts, southern peas, and sweet potatoes

June

  • Check apple and pear trees for fire blight
  • Put out slug bait in berry and lettuce patches
  • Plant pumpkins and ornamental kale
  • Inspect all garden crops for aphids
  • Fertilize roses and water deeply

July

  • Fertilize beans, peppers, and sweet corn
  • Hoe the garden to remove weeds
  • Plant collards, kale, mustard, and rutabaga for fall harvest
  • Water fruit and veggies if there has been no rain for 10 days

August

  • Water the garden and young trees
  • Hoe the garden to remove weeds
  • Build a composting area, or purchase a compost unit

September

  • Pick peaches and apples
  • Add “spent” plants to the compost pile
  • Sow winter onion seed
  • Harvest herbs for drying or freezing
  • Harvest vegetables
  • Clean all weeds out of the garden before they make seeds
  • Select your spring bulbs at Hoerr Nursery for fall planting
  • Prepare houseplants for winter indoors. Check for pests and treat if necessary.
  • Divide perennials

October

  • Continue harvesting fall crops
  • Dig up sweet potatoes
  • Plant a pot of herbs for indoor growing
  • Construct your greenhouse or cold frame for next spring
  • Shred leaves to add to compost pile, and rake over garden beds
  • Plant trees and shrubs – now is the perfect time!
  • Bring a soil sample to Hoerr Nursery for testing. Fall is the best time to correct your soil pH.
  • Plant spring bulbs

November

  • Place protective wrap around trunks of young fruit trees to deter rabbits
  • Clean tools and equipment for winter storage
  • Spread manure or compost on garden beds
  • Pull out dead annuals
  • Fertilize the lawn – it will respond well!

December

  • Prune only for cosmetic purposes – leave the remainder until late winter
  • Apply mulch after the ground freezes
  • Feed birds and provide an unfrozen source of water
  • Tie together evergreens that are susceptible to breakage by ice or snow