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[Tomato Dirt #249] Take these 3 steps now to prepare your garden for spring
February 10, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 3

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: 3 Steps to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

You should prepare your garden for spring as soon as you put it to bed in the fall.

In my opinion.

But let’s be practical. The soil needs to rest for a few months – and so do you.

Yet as the winter months wane and seed catalogs appear in your mailbox, you begin to dream about digging in the dirt.

Dream no more!

There are plenty of ways to prepare your garden for spring so you’re ready to plant tomatoes and other crops when the soil warms. Use these 3 steps like a checklist so you’re set to go … (Keep reading)

Find about more tips to look for when you choose tomato seeds … and check out some helpful pointers and visuals on our Garden Layouts Pinterest board.

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More Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Starting a Vegetable Garden: What You Need to KnowHow to Pick the Best Home Garden Spot for TomatoesHow to Take a Soil Test in Your Vegetable GardenBasic Composting FAQs: Getting a Good Start for the Season

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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