Early bird may get only muddy boots– don’t rush your garden

plant sprout in spring by Stofko in Amherst
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

With all this cold, snowy weather, it seems like spring will never get here. Don’t worry; milder temperatures are on their way.

But don’t rush into your garden at the first whiff of warm weather.

“Be patient, take your time, and take time for your garden to get ready for you,” said Peggy Koppmann in “This Month in the Garden,” one of the three articles in this month’s edition of WNY Gardening Matters.

“Remember, the early bird may get nothing more than muddy boots.”

Read more here about what you should– and shouldn’t– do in your garden now.

WNY Gardening Matters is produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County. Here is what you’ll find in the other April articles:

  • You may be wishing that the prolonged and snowy winter means we will have fewer bug problems this summer, but in the second article, Carol Ann Harlos tells us, “Don’t be too Hopeful.”
  • In the third article, Larraine Van Slooten tells us about the Asian tiger mosquito.


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