Check your bulbs, prune your fruit trees and 6 other quick pre-gardening, landscaping tips

ST. GEORGE — There is much that can be done now to get a jump start on the growing season.

These tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac can help you get started.

  • Consider adding a smaller structure such as a low tunnel or a larger high tunnel to extend your growing season.
  • Try your hand at starting vegetables or annual plants indoors from seed to get a jump start on  growing.
  • Consider growing herbs and/or microgreens indoors to add fresh greens to your diet.
  • If you are storing bulbs, check the condition of the bulbs to ensure they are firm, and remove any soft or rotten bulbs.
  • Prune grapes and fruit trees in late February to early March.
  • Fertilize fruit trees at least 6 weeks before they bloom.
  • Monitor for deer and rodent damage in the landscape.
  • Avoid fungus gnat infestation in house plants by allowing the soil to dry between watering.

Written by JULENE REESE, Utah State University Extension.

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