15 MarMarch Geranium To Do List

This is the time when I “start” my scented geraniums every year. March certainly did arrive like a lion, but I now feel confident of Spring’s imminent arrival. Might as well do something constructive while enjoying the opportunity to get outside in nice weather! Here is my list of garden tasks for scented geraniums across the southern United States:

  • Pruning and clean-up should be complete. If not, get busy! Remove any dead or unhealthy leaves and stems.
  • Root cuttings from your prunings. You can ensure that you always have a lovely gift plant ready for the right occasion and prevent the tragic unexpected loss of a beloved plant by having backups.
  • Repot or transplant as needed. If not repotting, add a bit of fresh potting soil to the pot to replace any soil that has washed out over time.
  • Fertilize! Your pelargoniums need a boost of good nutrition to start growing anew. I use Miracle Gro 15-30-15 mixed 1 Tbsp/gallon water every 2 or 3 weeks. My mother swears by the time release plant food for her container plants. Follow the directions of whatever you choose to use and maybe use a little restraint.
  • Visit the “Geranium Links” feature in the sidebar. I have added new links for scented geranium recipes and crafts. You’re going to say, “I could do that!”

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