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Master Gardener's Corner - March 2023

February 28, 2023 8:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Things to do in your garden in March.

Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
by John Hethrington
Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

Please contact John for more information!

March 2023 Garden Tips:

  • Start tuberous begonias & caladiums corms in pots.
  • Plant brassicas (the cabbage family) seeds and hardy annuals for late May planting outdoors.
  • Start tomatoes, lettuce and other fast growers from seed in late March to early April.
  • Make a list of spring chores in the order they should be done, if you haven’t already done so.
  • Order summer flowering bulbs. Try
  • Order/buy seeds for summer planting NOW!
  • Check, repair and sharpen your gardening tools.
  • Apply combination dormant oil spray to fruit trees & pest-prone shrubs when above-freezing weather permits.
  • Bring Spring indoors. Start forcing branches of spring-flowering shrubs like Forsythia.
  • If you can find them, buy narcissus bulbs and grow them in gravel with water
  • Prune summer-flowering shrubs and vines.
  • When the snow is gone from your garden beds and they are still wet, but before the new leaves emerge, apply triple-19 agricultural fertilizer liberally. It’s available at the Midwest Co-Op in Markdale at $37.40 a 55 lb bag.
  • Plan to plant a few bird-attracting, native berry plants and shrubs, plus pollinator perennials for bees and butterflies.
  • When the snow goes, loosen up and dig in packed down winter mulch and press any perennials that have heaved, back into place.
  • If there are any students out there who are Interested in garden work after school this spring and this summer, please get in touch now. There are lots of jobs available. Contact John Hethrington

John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario

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