While your garden is slumbering (yet surviving) under the cold snow and ice, now is the time to contemplate the coming season. Tom Kasper reminds us that while gardening activities are dormant out-of-doors, there are still preparations to be made indoors and in our imaginations. Seed catalogs are beginning to circulate, providing many options to consider.
Weeds are smarter than we think they are, says Tom Kasper. They blend in with surrounding vegetation and grow very fast.
In the warm and often drier month of August, Tom reminds us to keep our gardens watered and weeded. Fruits and vegetables are starting to ripen, so keeping them fed and free of competition will help ensure they finish the summer healthy. Stay vigilant.
If you're already bored gently raking up the soggy leaves and snow mold from your yard, Tom Kasper says it's the perfect time to divide things like rhubarb or hostas - and you certainly don't need a delicate touch.