Gardentalk – Get digging

Juneau Community Garden
View of the Juneau Community Garden during the 2015 Harvest Fair. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Spring is on its way and master gardener Ed Buyarski has a few ideas for getting started this weekend. During the season’s first edition of Gardentalk Thursday, Buyarski suggested cleaning out greenhouses and garden plots, sharpening and cleaning tools, splitting primrose and rhubarb, and starting tomatoes and other seeds in indoor planters.

Buyarski said he’s been gardening outdoors since mid-January. So far, his back and shoulders are in good condition. But he recommends other gardeners take it easy for their first weekend working outside.

“Try to start out slow and work up to it,” Buyarski said. “It’s supposed to be kind of a rainy weekend, so maybe folks won’t be that busy out there in the yard. But next week is supposed to be nice. It’s time. Flowers are blooming. Primroses are blooming. Crocus and daffodils are showing buds.”

Listen to the March 25 edition of Gardentalk:


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