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Be observant

It’s been a different sort of winter. As gardeners, we need to pay close attention to what is happening in our landscapes as spring arrives.

  • Watch for insects (see Marissa Schuh’s article).
  • Feel your soil and water it if it's dry, followed by mulching (leaf mulch works great).
  • Prune off winter dieback.
  • And keep good records on how your plants are performing.
A woman leans in to look at her seedlings under plant lights.

What do Firecracker dwarf sunflower, Emerald Tower basil, Amazing cauliflower and Sugar Ann snap peas have in common? They’re all varieties that won first place in the U of M Extension Master Gardener seed trials.

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