Gardening tips for Springtime

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Recent warmer temperatures mean many people are heading outside to plant flowers and vegetables.

Dave Huth, sales manager at Bennett’s Greenhouse in Lafayette, says after the long winter it’s a good idea to do some cleanup and pruning of plants. It’s also good to fertilize those dormant plants.

He says now is the time to plant lilies and pansies, shrubs and trees, and grass seed. Vegetables like beets, cauliflower, and cabbage can all be planted now, but he says it’s too early to start planting things like geraniums and tomato plants.

“People (have) been tired of the long cold winter. They’re interested in buying those kinds of things. It’s too early to plant the things that can’t take a frost,” said Huth.

While April showers may bring May flowers, Huth says it’s still important to help your plants out by turning on your sprinklers to supplement rainfall. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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