Gardening has been a lifelong passion for Wende and she’d like to share her passion with her readers. Follow her as she writes about her gardening adventures, lists tasks to do depending on the season, and gives easy to understand gardening advice.
This is from Stein's Gardening Calendar. I plan to try this for my kitty!
"Consider planting a pot of ryegrass for your cat. Fill a 6-inch pot with a well-drained potting mix. Sprinkle ryegrass seeds on the soil surface. Lightly rake the surface to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Water thoroughly until the excess runs out the bottom of the pot. Cover with plastic, or water often enough to keep the soil surface moist. Move to a warm, sunny window. The grass should sprout in one to two weeks. Water until the excess runs out the drainage hole. Water again when the top few inches begin to dry."
Now that February is coming to a close, some shrubs and trees can be pruned. This is an especially good time to do this because the leaves are not in the way and you can see where branches are rubbing on each other and causing weak places where insects and other diseases can get in. Here's information from the Steins Gardening Calendar:
Prune winter damaged branches as they are found on your shrubs. Wait until the snow melts and the worst of winter has passed to start major pruning. This way you can see what winter and the animals have left for you to work with. Summer and fall blooming plants can be pruned now until their growth begins in spring. Wait until after flowering to prune spring blooming shrubs or you will prune off the flower buds.