It’s too soon to start the garden, but these Chattanooga-area classes and events will get you ready

The first day of spring is still a month out: March 20. The last chance of frost is further still: April 17.

So, yes, despite occasional mild days, it’s too soon to start digging in the garden. Perhaps one of the following events can help. They include garden classes, expos and conservation projects through Earth Day weekend in April, as gleaned from news releases, websites and social media.

(READ MORE: Gardening experts advise ‘wait-and-see’ approach for plants harmed by cold snap)

For advice on what you can be doing in the yard and garden, Hamilton County Extension agent Haley Treadway says copies of the 2023 Tennessee Home Fruit and Vegetable Garden calendar may be picked up at the Extension office, 6183 Adamson Circle, or downloaded at


› Feb. 26 and March 18: Tennessee Tree Day. You’ll need to reserve your tree seedlings by Feb. 26

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