Prepping Your Garden

by Katie McGraw on April 8, 2013 at 6:53 am

Now that we are finally feeling the effects of warmer spring weather it’s time to turn your attention to your neglected gardens!

The first step for garden care is to prep your growing area after the harsh winter. Rake your leaves away, get some new mulch, and start to till your gardens. Then you can begin to plant some cooler weather vegetables.

Jerri Timm, the Foliage Manager at Wilson’s Garden Center said, "We can start with some vegetables. There are all kinds of cole crops: broccoli, cauliflower, chard, Brussels sprouts. Really good for starting out. They like a little bit cooler temps."

And there are a several flower options if you are more interested in the pretty variety rather than growing food

"There are a few varieties of flowers that are frost tolerant; lobelia, pretty, white, very fragrant. Petunias that are frost tolerant, we have pansies, we have the new wave pansy that just sort of creeps out more and then we have our regular upright pansy too. "

One thing to remember in Ohio the frost free date is May 15th.