10 things you can do right now for your garden

This story was originally published in April 2021.

The last frost hasn’t arrived yet. But that doesn’t stop gardeners from wanting to get outside to work on their gardens. Fortunately, there’s plenty that can be done during the springtime.

Preparing the garden for the growing season is more than just buying seeds or cleaning out beds. Here are 10 things to do in the early spring to get your garden ready for the growing season.

Get a soil test

In this March 2016 file photo, damp soils sit with carbon dioxide indicators in them at the University of Maine’s soil lab in Deering Hall in Orono. Credit: Ashley L. Conti / BDN

If you haven’t submitted a soil sample to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension already, do it now. Soil tests are important to figure out what your soil needs to be healthier and encourage your plants to thrive.

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