We’ve been transplanting like crazy this week, and it’s only just begun. More plugs for pots and hanging baskets are arriving tomorrow and next week, and it’ll be that way for the weeks to come. Now if only the weather would cooperate and we could all get outside to clean up the perennial borders and the vegetable gardens.
Don’t jump the gun by working your garden soil while it is too wet. Once the soil has clumped, it is more difficult to get it to a good texture. Now is the time for patience. Indulge your urges by cleaning up leaves and debris instead of working the soil. When the soil crumbles instead of clumping, you can dig to your heart’s content.