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3738 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55406




MARCH 2016

Karen O'Connor

How do you know, deep underground,
Hid in your bed from sight and sound,
Without a turn in temperature,
With weather life can scarce endure,
That light has one a fraction's strength,
And day put on some moments' length,
Whereof in merest rote wil come,
Weeks hence, mild airs that do not numb;
O crocus root, how do you know,
How do you know?
-Thomas Hardy

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Longfellow class "Buggin' Out" class at the Riverview Wine Bar is starting at 7:30 PM, one half hour later than originally announced.

Too windy and rainy out there? How about some fun indoor activities such as:
-Make a succulent garden
-Buy some mini tulip planters to anticipate spring
-Create a terrarium
-Plan your pollinator garden
-Plan your veggie garden
-Trim up, re-pot and fertilize your houseplants
-Experiment with indoor seed starting
-Get involved with your neighborhood group and apply for a watershed mini-grant to help improve water quality

You may be seeing some of this in your yard, but that doesn't mean you should be out mucking around in your garden!
Some other ways to spend time outdoors in March:
-Plan a raised bed and build it
-Consider where to put a rain barrel
-Clean out the garage
-Turn and water your compost
-Set up your compost
-Put out mason bee nests and larvae to increase pollinators in your yard
-Prune trees and shrubs, particularly anything dead, diseased or crossing
-Help clean our environs by picking up trash made visible by the snow melt
-Go for walks and enjoy the light and air

We know many of you are anxious to know which plants are arriving when. So much depends on weather, but a rough idea:

Potatoes have arrived
Pansies in a week or so
Herbs, small selection, in a week or more
Veggie starts in a few weeks
Asparagus in a week or so
Fruit trees middle of April, but we "pre-sell" and let them go home when they have solid buds/leaves
Everything else April, May and June
Subject to change :)
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See y'all soon!