Renewing the Coddled and Pampered
Many gardeners have coddled and pampered select plants through the winter indoors. As bedraggled as the may appear, the increasing sun will surely perform miracles. If you are repotting your prize treasures and using an artificial mix such as ProMix, use warm water to re-hydrate the mix. The absorption rate is much higher and the overall temperature of the mix is a delight to new, softer roots. The same goes for incorporating peat moss or dry compost into the perennial garden. I haul a few buckets of warm water from the house and mix this in my wheelbarrow before incorporating into the beds. It seems that everything gets a little extra boost with warm peat and other additives.
April 8th, 2018