Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Preparing for the Gardening Season

With spring-like weather teasing us to get outside and start gardening, it can be hard to practice self-control and keep ourselves from planting too early! The average date of the last spring frost for Watauga County is May 15th... not February 15th as the recent weather would have us believe!

While we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, winter weather and temperatures are surely going to reappear. To keep you motivated until planting season FULLY arrives, catch up on some basic gardening guidelines. Here are two brief factsheets written by Watauga County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers to help home gardeners start the season off with success:

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