“Spring Is Almost Here” Gardening Rituals


“Spring Is Almost Here” Gardening Rituals

Warm days in late winter and early spring are a wonderful reminder that gardening season will be here soon! We’re thinking about all of the things we can’t wait to do in our gardens once the ground has thawed. Here are a few suggestions to think about in February and March to ensure that you’re ready to start gardening as soon as the weather is ready for us.

Pre-Spring Gardening Rituals

Think about what you want to plant this year. Will you change it up, or do you have a perfect garden plan that you implement every year? Do your research on what plants need lots of sunlight, and which ones prefer some shade.

Once the soil has thawed and is consistently warmer, start to prep the soil in your garden. Clean up any leaves and debris that made their way into your garden over the winter. Till the soil to aerate it, and add compost or fertilizers to add nutrients.

It’s time to start thinking about what seeds can be started indoors. Vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli, peppers, Brussels sprouts, spinach, Swiss chard, cauliflower, and kale can all be started from seed inside right about now. Tomatoes need to be started later in the season, but it never hurts to think about what types you want to grow!

Try your hand at composting! Composting at home is easier than you think, and your garden will love you for it. You’ll also reduce the waste that goes into your trash bin. Check out this post for some helpful composting tips.

Come visit our Garden Center for your spring supplies, or if you have any questions about your pre-spring gardening!


  1. Lucy

    Thinking about putting in peas soon into March!
    Also wondering whether tilling disturbs underlying soil structure too much or is helpful?

    1. nunans_admin

      Hi Lucy!

      Tilling is helpful. When tilling, lay down compost before you till the soil, so your soil gets the added nutrients out of the compost.



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