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Garden expert: Practice patience before planting crops, flowers

Lee Ganim, who owns Ganim's Garden Center in Fairfield, says despite how the air feels, the soil still isn't warm enough.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2023, 10:40 PM

Updated 451 days ago

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It's going to start getting a lot warmer - and that means some of us will starting to work on our garden for the season.
But as News 12's Greg Thompson found out, patience is almost as important as watering.
Lee Ganim, who owns Ganim's Garden Center in Fairfield, says despite how the air feels, the soil still isn't warm enough.
Ganim recommends people start things off by getting a test of the attributes of their soil
Everybody's yard is a little bit different, so if you want a gage, you'll want to look a forsythia bush. Ganim says that once they're fully bloomed and through their cycle, that means your soil temperature is warm enough, and you can move on to some of the grass treatments, and warmer weather vegetables.  


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