Spring Garden Chores Checklist

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Spring Garden Chores and Checklist

Having a spring garden chores checklist is helpful for staying on track this time of year. I know my spring chores are on my mind! I like to stick this list on my refrigerator or jot notes down in my calendar to keep me on track.

You can also enter your notes into an online calendar with notifications, such as Google Calendar.

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Spring Garden Chores and Checklist
You can buy onion sets or start seeds under lights.

Spring Garden Checklist

  • Start seedlings under lights
  • Clean and oil tools
  • Remove debris and rake garden
  • Burn or compost debris
  • Turn the soil and prepare for planting when the soil is dry enough
  • Build raised beds
  • Start hugelkulture beds
  • Set up cold frames
  • Plant cool-season crops
  • Clean pots for flowers and container crops
  • Prepare beds for warm-season crops
  • Harden off seedlings
  • Transplant seedlings
  • Mulch paths, around plants, landscaping beds
  • Prune dead or rubbing branches on trees and shrubs
  • Divide perennials
  • Transplant strawberries, brambles, perennial vegetables
  • Plant fruit trees, small fruits, and berries
  • Purchase tools, seeds, bulbs, tubers, and plants
  • Harvest early season crops

Starting Spring Seedlings Indoors

You can save money on your vegetable starts and also raise more varieties if you start your seedlings under lights indoors. Not sure when to start your seeds? Read Set Up a Seed Starting Calendar for help!

Here are some of my favorite seeds to start:

  • Hot peppers
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Lettuce
  • Collards
  • Kale

You can also plant seeds for cool-season crops in a cold frame where they will germinate earlier than they would out in the open. This frees up space under your seed starting lights indoors too.

Are you tired of buying plastic seed starting trays or maybe you want to be more environmentally friendly? Here’s my guide to Eco-friendly Seed Starting!

Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Packets of seeds waiting to be planted!
Walking onions are the first greens in my garden each spring.

Harvesting Some Egyptian Walking Onions and French Sorrel

I’m excited to have green onions from my garden and French sorrel to add to our salads and omelets. Soon there will be rhubarb, asparagus, and some wild greens to forage. I’ve shared some information on these crops in case you’d like to grow or forage for your own early-season veggies.

Our First Green Onions of the Season

Perennial Vegetables for Self Sufficiency

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Here are some other helpful gardening articles:

How to Make a Survival Seed Bank – Not just for prepping! Read up on the best way to save those seeds you don’t use in your garden this year. 🙂

Guide to Using Hay or Straw in Your Garden

How to Start a Community Garden

Let me know if there are other topics you’re interested in reading about…I’m always interested in hearing your thoughts!

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Lisa Lombardo

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Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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