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[Tomato Dirt #302] Spring garden clean up tips: don’t forget these simple tasks
February 08, 2024

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 14, 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: Spring Garden Clean Up: Don’t Forget These Important Steps as You Get Ready for a New Season

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Your fingers have been itching to get into the dirt all winter long. That’s one reason spring garden clean up is less of a chore and more of a “Welcome Back!” party.

It’s fun to get outside and work the soil after being cooped up indoors for weeks on end!

Plus, when you get your soil and tools ready in early spring, you get a sense of order. The garden simply looks better when you’ve cleared out and prepared for the new season – even if the trees are still bare.

On a practical note,

Tidying up the vegetable garden early allows you to get your preliminary work completed ahead of time, which means planting tomatoes and other garden crops goes quickly. And with seedlings and seeds in the ground faster, your results come sooner.

All in all, spring garden clean up is win-win. But spring can last for months. When should you begin to put things in order in your vegetable garden? Keep reading …

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Tomato Growing Tip: When to Start Spring Garden Clean Up

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Get Help for Cleaning Up Your Garden

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Bosmere folding wheelbarrow, wagons and carts take up less space Rootslayer edger and spades, shovels make clean up easy Do you have a mobile garden caddy or tote to keep tools handy?

More Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Spring

3 Ways to Prepare Your Garden For Spring How to Take a Soil Test in Your Home Garden Pick the Best Home Garden Spot for Tomatoes How to Plan a Garden Layout

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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