Howdy, Green Thumbs!

I’m Bert, your gardening guru, with a quick February Gardening Checklist:

Things to do Indoors:

  1. Spice up your life with an early taste of spring—introduce microgreens into your gardening game!
  2. Embark on a flowery adventure by sowing seeds indoors with the precision of a seasoned pro.
  3. Become the maestro of your garden by creating a seeding chart to keep track of your plant orchestra.
  4. Treat your sprouting darlings to a diluted water-soluble fertilizer every other week – they deserve the VIP treatment!
  5. Keep an eye out for drama in the seedling world—damping off disease is the soap opera you didn’t know you signed up for!
  6. Redesign your garden beds like a horticultural interior decorator—consider adding steppers or walkways for that extra flair.
  7. Spice things up by attending local seed swaps and growing your seed collection. It’s like a botanical treasure hunt!
  8. Dive into the vast ocean of online horticulture wisdom or attend local gardening events. Who said learning can’t be a rootin’ tootin’ good time?
  9. Organize your house now, so summer can be all about chillin’ in your garden, not sweating inside!

Things to do Outdoors:

  1. Unleash your inner garden ninja by checking, cleaning, and sharpening those hand pruners. Ninja jokes are sold separately.
  2. Remove winter-damaged stems and branches—think of it as giving your plants a stylish haircut.
  3. Disinfect your pruning tools like a surgeon – a one-part bleach to nine-part water solution is your secret potion.
  4. Inspect Mugo Pines for their avant-garde fashion statement – the pine needle scale that looks like they spilled white paint everywhere.
  5. Consider hiring a certified arborist for the VIP treatment of your trees and shrubs. They’re like the rockstars of the plant world!
  6. Protect your garden from critters with the diligence of a secret agent – check fencing, replenish repellents, and mix up your tactics for optimal success. Because who said gardening can’t be a little wild?

Gardeners, let’s make February the month our gardens will thank us for!