Protect Soil Texture
Be careful when working the soil this month. If it's too wet it will develop hard clumps when it dries. Wait until a clump of soil squeezed in your hand crumbles when poke gently with a finger before starting to dig.
Remove Fuchsias From Storage
If you've overwintered fuchsias, take them out of storage and place them in the warmth and light of a south-facing window. You can put them outdoors later this month.
Dig and divide summer and fall blooming perennials once they've sent up four-inch stems. (Wait until flowering is finished before dividing spring flowering perennials.) Perennials need dividing when they are obviously overcrowded, the stems are floppy, when there's a dead spot in the center of the plant, or when flowering is sparse.
Fertilize Spring Flowering Shrubs
Early spring is a great time to fertilize rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias. Use a fertilizer especially formulated for acid-loving plants.
The weather is warm enough now to plant potatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, and asparagus.