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Spring Bulb Care

  » Home & Garden


Deadhead spring flowers like daffodils, hyacinths or tulips as soon as the blooms fade. Otherwise they will waste energy on the dying flower when they could be using it to build a stronger bulb for the following year.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-30 01:11:35 pm    

Spring Bulb Care

  » Home & Garden


Though spring is often wet, make sure that the bulbs do not dry out. Mulching will help conserve moisture.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-30 01:11:21 pm    

Spring Bulb Care

  » Home & Garden


As the leaves of spring bulbs emerge, apply a light dressing of bulb fertilizer. Do it before the flower blooms or the plant will not have enough time to use the nutrients before it goes dormant.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-30 01:11:04 pm    

Spring Bulb Care

  » Home & Garden


If wind and rain push over bulbs, stake them with a coat hanger.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-30 01:10:53 pm    

Observing wildlife

  » Environment


Sometimes local wildlife or ecology organizations have webcams that allow you to watch different animals. For example, you can see a live feed of an eagle’s nest on the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge web site. http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html

Tip Credibility: 17


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-08 10:32:54 am    

Early Spring Gardening

  » Home & Garden


Amend your soil in March with compost so that the ground will be settled by the time you plant seeds in April or May. http://www.examiner.com/x-8386-Baltimore-Gardening-Examiner

Tip Credibility: 10


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-02 01:15:02 pm    

Early Spring Gardening

  » Home & Garden


Early spring is the perfect time for over-seeding your lawn. The freeze and thaw have loosened the ground so you won’t have to prepare it. http://www.examiner.com/x-8386-Baltimore-Gardening-Examiner~y2009m8d19-Patch-your-lawn-with-sod-or-grass-seed

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-02 01:14:32 pm    

Early Spring Gardening

  » Home & Garden


If it is too early to plant your garden, weed or clean up debris to take advantage of being outside on the occasional warm day. http://www.examiner.com/x-8386-Baltimore-Gardening-Examiner~y2010m3d1-March-Garden-Tips

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by baltogardener 2010-03-02 01:13:43 pm    

How to Find Educational Items at the Dollar Store

  » Education & Reference


Dollar stores are also a great source of seeds and kids gardening supplies in the spring. Many of the seeds available are easy to grow and good for kids to learn with.

Tip Credibility: 65


submitted by baltogardener 2010-02-25 08:55:45 am    

How to grow spinach

  » Home & Garden


Space spinach seedlings about 6 inches apart in the garden bed. If they are too crowded, pull and eat the thinning.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by baltogardener 2010-02-24 09:22:10 am    

How to grow spinach

  » Home & Garden


For a spring crop, sow spinach indoors at least 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Most varieties will be ready to harvest in 40-48 days.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by baltogardener 2010-02-24 09:21:55 am    

How to grow spinach

  » Home & Garden


Spinach can grow in many types of soil but will do better if you add nitrogen to the garden bed.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by baltogardener 2010-02-24 09:21:35 am    

How to grow spinach

  » Home & Garden


Spinach can over winter if the seedlings are at least one inch tall when the freeze comes.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by baltogardener 2010-02-24 09:20:56 am    

How to grow spinach

  » Home & Garden


Spinach is a cool weather crop, so plan for both fall and spring harvest, but not summer.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by baltogardener 2010-02-24 09:20:36 am    


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