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fingers are itching- the spring gardening shcedule?

Posted by templeflower z4b MN (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 30, 06 at 10:22

Hi all,

this is the first spring in my home, and I'm dying to get out in my garden! My bulbs are coming up in droves, and I have my first little flower buds (not sure what they are- maybe snow drops...)

What is the schedule for what I can do when? When is it safe to start weeding, demulching, cleamning out the leaves, planting bare root roses, trees and shrubs etc??? anybody know where I can find a good gardening schedule for our area? I'm in Hastings so solid zone 4. thanks!

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RE: fingers are itching- the spring gardening shcedule?

  • Posted by jel48 Z3/4 Minnesota (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 30, 06 at 21:19

Weeding... any time you spot one up ! :-)

Not sure about a set schedule on the rest of it or a gardening schedule online. I do have a really good book for all of that.... it's called Month-By-Month Gardening in Minnesota and is put out by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. The author is Melinda Myers and it is edited by Chuck Levine. It has month by month sections for annuals, Bulbs, Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables, House Plants, Lawns, Perennials and Ornamental Grasses, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, and Vines and Ground covers... .plus a lot of other info. It is a good Minnesota specific guide. I bought mine at a garden center, but I just checked and they have it listed for 12.99 which is a lot less than I paid for mine.

Other then that, I've been gardening all my life (which is a very long time :-) and I just do things when it feels right.

Here is a link that might be useful: Month-By-Month Gardening in Minnesota at

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