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Plant Care Instructions By Lucy Warren

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Protect

        Dormant plants are tender when young. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

  • February
    • Prune

        Plants are not normally pruned. If they grow too big they can be cut back in early spring.

    • Protect

        Dormant plants are tender when young.

    • Transplant

        Grow young plants in containers and plant out in spring. Dislikes root disturbance.

  • March
    • Plant

        Plant out young plants in spring after danger of frost is past. Take care as roots are tender and resent disturbance.

    • Water

        Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

    • Prune

        Plants are not normally pruned. If they grow too big they can be cut back in early spring.

    • Protect

        The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

    • Transplant

        Grow young plants in containers and plant out in spring. Dislikes root disturbance.

    • Propagate

        Cuttings can be taken of soft wood in spring. Layering in early spring. Very easy, the plants usually self-layer and so all you need to do is dig up the new plants and plant them out directly into their permanent positions.

  • April
    • Plant

        Plant out young plants in spring after danger of frost is past. Take care as roots are tender and resent disturbance.

    • Water

        Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

    • Prune

        Plants are not normally pruned. If they grow too big they can be cut back in early spring.

    • Protect

        The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

    • Transplant

        Grow young plants in containers and plant out in spring. Dislikes root disturbance.

    • Propagate

        Cuttings can be taken of soft wood in spring. Layering in early spring. Very easy, the plants usually self-layer and so all you need to do is dig up the new plants and plant them out directly into their permanent positions.

  • May
    • Plant

        Plant out young plants in spring after danger of frost is past. Take care as roots are tender and resent disturbance.

    • Water

        Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

    • Protect

        The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

  • June
    • Water

        Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

  • July
    • Water

        Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

    • Propagate

        Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings can be slow to root.

    • Harvest

        Fruit ripens.

  • August
    • Sow Seeds

        Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe, germination takes one to three months. Need cold stratification to germinate.

    • Water

        Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

    • Propagate

        Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings can be slow to root.

    • Harvest

        Fruit ripens.

  • September
    • Sow Seeds

        Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe, germination takes one to three months. Need cold stratification to germinate.

  • October
    • Sow Seeds

        Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe, germination takes one to three months. Need cold stratification to germinate.

  • November
    • December
      • Protect

          Dormant plants are tender when young.

      • Propagate

          Root cuttings can be propagated in December and kept in a warm greenhouse.

    • Winter
      • Spring
        • Summer
          • Fall
            • Buy

              When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

              •  Jan
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              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Plant

                When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Plant out young plants in spring after danger of frost is past. Take care as roots are tender and resent disturbance.

                • April

                  Plant out young plants in spring after danger of frost is past. Take care as roots are tender and resent disturbance.

                • May

                  Plant out young plants in spring after danger of frost is past. Take care as roots are tender and resent disturbance.

              • Sow Seeds

                When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • August

                  Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe, germination takes one to three months. Need cold stratification to germinate.

                • September

                  Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe, germination takes one to three months. Need cold stratification to germinate.

                • October

                  Sow seeds in cold frame when ripe, germination takes one to three months. Need cold stratification to germinate.

              • Fertilize

                When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Water

                  Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

                  • April

                    Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

                  • May

                    Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

                  • June

                    Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

                  • July

                    Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

                  • August

                    Do not let plants dry out during the growing season. They prefer well draining moisture retentive soil.

                • Prune

                  When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • February

                    Plants are not normally pruned. If they grow too big they can be cut back in early spring.

                  • March

                    Plants are not normally pruned. If they grow too big they can be cut back in early spring.

                  • April

                    Plants are not normally pruned. If they grow too big they can be cut back in early spring.

                • Mulch

                  Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Protect

                    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • January

                      Dormant plants are tender when young. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

                    • February

                      Dormant plants are tender when young.

                    • March

                      The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

                    • April

                      The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

                    • May

                      The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun.

                    • December

                      Dormant plants are tender when young.

                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Treat for Pest/Disease

                      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                      •  Jan
                      •  Feb
                      •  Mar
                      •  Apr
                      •  May
                      •  Jun
                      •  Jul
                      •  Aug
                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Transplant

                        When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                        •  Jan
                        •  Feb
                        •  Mar
                        •  Apr
                        •  May
                        •  Jun
                        •  Jul
                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • February

                          Grow young plants in containers and plant out in spring. Dislikes root disturbance.

                        • March

                          Grow young plants in containers and plant out in spring. Dislikes root disturbance.

                        • April

                          Grow young plants in containers and plant out in spring. Dislikes root disturbance.

                      • Propagate

                        When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                        •  Jan
                        •  Feb
                        •  Mar
                        •  Apr
                        •  May
                        •  Jun
                        •  Jul
                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • March

                          Cuttings can be taken of soft wood in spring. Layering in early spring. Very easy, the plants usually self-layer and so all you need to do is dig up the new plants and plant them out directly into their permanent positions.

                        • April

                          Cuttings can be taken of soft wood in spring. Layering in early spring. Very easy, the plants usually self-layer and so all you need to do is dig up the new plants and plant them out directly into their permanent positions.

                        • July

                          Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings can be slow to root.

                        • August

                          Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. The cuttings can be slow to root.

                        • December

                          Root cuttings can be propagated in December and kept in a warm greenhouse.

                      • Harvest

                        When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                        •  Jan
                        •  Feb
                        •  Mar
                        •  Apr
                        •  May
                        •  Jun
                        •  Jul
                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec
                        • July

                          Fruit ripens.

                        • August

                          Fruit ripens.

                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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                        •  Apr
                        •  May
                        •  Jun
                        •  Jul
                        •  Aug
                        •  Sep
                        •  Oct
                        •  Nov
                        •  Dec

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