Things to do in the garden this week

Things to do in the garden this week

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Plant cool-season spring bedding annuals such as pansies and toadflax outdoors now.

Apply sulfur to the soil around acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, hollies and dogwoods.

Sow beet, carrot, parsley and parsnip seeds outdoors in the vegetable garden now.

Set out broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Chinese cabbage transplants outdoors now.

Start seeds of tomatoes, eggplants and peppers indoors now to provide transplants later in spring after warm weather arrives.

Use season-extending devices such as cold frames, hot caps and floating row covers to provide extra shelter for young vegetable plants.

Propagate houseplants from stem tip cuttings any time now.

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