Finish ordering vegetable seeds. Share seed orders with a friend.
%Y Gardening "To Do" Tips by Month for Ottawa, KS
Look for good locations to plant flowers, and shrubs or to place container flowers in your yard.
Continue providing fresh water and food for birds and wildlife.
Avoid walking on the lawn during a winter thaw.
Order perennial plants and bulbs now.
If you are storing any bulbs for summer planting, check them to make sure they are not rotting or damaged. Throw away any bad bulbs.
Wash and sterilize seed-starting containers in 1 part bleach to 9 parts water.
Grow some herbs in containers, such as fresh parsley.
Repot rootbound houseplants.
Finalize your garden plans on paper.
If you want to give your vegetables an early start, use season-extending devices such as cold frames or hot beds.
Begin pruning fruit trees, grapes, and blueberries.
Fertilize established fruit trees after the last frost.
Apply fertilizer to houseplants as soon as they begin to show signs of growth.