Sunday, February 25, 2024

Quick Tip 12-prune dormant plants

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Winter can be a downer time of year for those of us that love to garden, but it doesn't have to be!  There are many "gardener" things you can do during the cold months of the year.  I'm going to share an idea each week for the rest of the winter on gardening activities that help satisfy the itch and prepare us better for the upcoming spring season.  Here we go with Winter Quick Tip 12-prune dormant plants. 


Late winter is a great time to prune dormant plants like fruit bushes and fruit trees.  You want to prune after the coldest part of the winter has passed.

Before the plants start leafing out, you can clearly see the structure of the plant.  This makes it much easier to see what cuts will provide air circulation within the plant and what pruning will enhance the appearance of the plant.

You can add the cuttings to your compost pile.  

Be sure to sanitize your pruning tools before starting and after pruning each plant.

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