Dan's Garden: Spring gardening

Dan Cashman from Cashman Nursery and Landscaping is kicking off the 34th year of Dan’s Garden.

Spring is here and it's time to think about gardening again and start growing things. So I thank KFYR television and all you viewers for this opportunity all summer long.

This is what you should be doing right now. First we cleaned off our garden, a lot of debris. We raked it all up and rototilled in some soil amendments: Pete moss Gypsum and 10-10-10 fertilizer

The 10-10-10, we used about a pound and a half per 100 square feet, or about 45 pounds. This garden that’s about 30 x 60. And the gypsum loosens up the ground so it doesn't pack hard and so does the Pete moss.

Now, it’s Good Friday. They always say plant your sweet potatoes on Good Friday, and it’s perfect this year. I like to cut the sweet potatoes and save a few eyes in each piece and let them cure overnight so you can plant them the next day in hills. Also, we can plant things like lettuce, radishes, spinach, carrots, root crops from seed because it’s a cool season crop.

And now we are out working on the lawn trying to get it greened up. Rake out the debris and leaves.

And if you are going to fertilize, which you should absolutely do, use step one or one with crabgrass preventer, the fertilizer for lawns that prevents seeds from germinating weed seeds.

So, all those things should be done now. It’s a good time to start planting.

We are going to have lots of great tips for you all summer long.

Including drip irrigation, vertical gardens and containers.

So until next week, good gardening.