- Continue ordering seeds & supplies. Budget or no budget, I really need to hurry up and finish this.
- Clean up the garden and prep it for Spring planting. This always takes longer than I want it to, so expect to see it on the list for at least a couple more months.
- Sharpen the mower blades.
- Clean and sharpen the pruners.
- Set up the soaker hose.
Thatch and reseed the side lawn and the front lawn.This was actually done today.
Fruits, Nuts, and Berries
- Cut down the old apple tree.
- Mulch the apple tree and the hazelnuts — assuming I ever have the money to buy mulch. As much as it’s needed, seeds are my primary focus right now.
- Plant peas, sweet potatoes, salad greens, turnips, and potatoes. Along with this always taking longer than I think it should, some of these haven’t even been ordered yet. Expect to see this on the list for a while longer as well.
- Plant rosemary, thyme, epazote, cilantro, parsley, chives, and dill.
- Start the basil plants indoors.
- Plant alyssum, poppies, and celosia.
- Divide primroses and plant them by the roses.
- Weed around the bulbs while the weeds are still manageable.
- Put compost around the hyacinths.
- Weed and mulch around the Indian plum.
- Transplant the last remaining rose from the backyard to the front flower garden.
- Rake debris from around the base of the roses.
- Weed the rose bed.
- Spread compost and mulch around the roses.
- Cut down the Spirea.
- Prune the vines on the tower, since I’m not ready to tear the whole thing down yet.
- Water them if the top inch of soil is dry.