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How do I manage the transition period and get the gardening season off to a good start?
Laying the foundations…
You can already begin sowing lettuces, leeks, red radishes and kohlrabi in cold frames. A cold frame ensures protection from ground frost, which still occurs intermittently even in April and May. A cold frame works like a miniature greenhouse. It is usually a box-shaped wood or metal frame clad in plastic or glass sheets.
A garden fork is perfect for transferring plants to the cold frame as well as loosening and digging over the soil. “Digging over” allows air and moisture to get down into the soil.
The transition period is also ideal for tidying and cleaning up. Plant debris, moss, leaves and weeds that have accumulated during the cold part of the year can be easily removed with a hard broom etc.
Have fun working in your garden!
Best wishes from Waibstadt
The T.I.P. Team