Every Nutrient Can Be Found in Plants & Herbs

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
March-April 2017 • Vol 3, No 91

The anticipation brought on by the melting of snow and the smell of spring in the air draws my attention first to the strawberry bed. Where the deer and rabbits have dug in the snow to eat the leaves high in iron and chlorophyll, sometimes they pull up and kill the whole plant. I just fill in these bare spots with asparagus, onions, chives, parsley, or more strawberry plants.

This is the only time of year to purchase bare-root plants. I also tuck in violas, johnny-jump-ups and even pansies. All of these plants can handle spring snows and frost, grow in a variety of soil conditions and are excellent companions, growing well together.

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