Here in Chicago, we had an amazingly warm winter day this past Saturday. Friday brought 60+mph winds, and Saturday followed with 60+degree temperatures! It felt like winning the lottery. I took full advantage and got to work cleaning up the garden.
If you get a warm day, try this list. You won’t disturb the subtleties of the soil, and you’ll feel like you are on the road to Spring!
- Pick up the trash.
- Adjust, rearrange the rocks and bricks heaved by freeze.
- Observe and enjoy the bulbs starting to come up!
- Add a new bed (Layer newspaper, cardboard, and mulch. Water and wait til Spring to plant.).
- Turn the compost pile.
- Sort seeds and compile a list of what/when to start them inside (8-10 weeks before frost date is about now for Chicago).