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When To Start Gardening For Spring

by aditya abhishek

Most of our garden plants go dormant during winter. But with the onset of the spring season we start seeing new plant growth. Hence, we need to know precisely when to start taking care.

When To Start

To start gardening for the spring season, you must know about your local climate or zone. Start gardening for a spring garden in tropicals from the last week of January to February. 

If you live in the United States of America, check the USDA hardiness zone map to determine the exact planting schedule. Or you can check the last frost date of your place. 

Hardy Vegetables

Plant hardy vegetables like Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Cabbage, Chicory, Radish, etc., 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date.

Tender Vegetables

But plant tender vegetables like tomatoes, corn, bottle gourd, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkins, etc., only when the soil temperature goes above 12 degrees Celsius. 

Flowering Plants

Start fertilizing winter dormant flowering plants such as Hibiscus, Plumeria, Passion flower, Rangoon creeper, etc., one week before last expected frost date to boost growth. 


After the end of the growing season of flowering plants, prune their branches. It will help to promote new growth & flowering in the spring season. 


You can start moving your houseplants outside under semi-shade once the temperature constantly remains above 16 degrees Celsius to promote good growth. 

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