Sam Says for March 2018:
 -Watch for new growth on perennials and bait for slugs, if necessary.
- Orchard Mason Bees will be out this month. Make sure you have trees and shrubs in bloom and a shallow water source available to them. Your new, clean tubes should be in place for them to lay their eggs. We have all the Mason Bee supplies you might need including the bees still in cocoons. Any questions, we can help.
- March is a good month for planting Rhubarb, Asparagus and Strawberries. Even if you do not have or want a strawberry patch, planting a few at random in flower beds make weeding and watering in future months a little more pleasant if you have fresh berries to snack on.
- Both National and Washington State Arbor Day will be here next month. Why not begin looking for a spot that could be improved with a nice shade tree, flowering or fruit tree, or a colorful conifer.
- On apple, pear and peach trees, thin the newly developing fruit to allow only one for every six inches or so on the branch. Remaining fruit will grow bigger and have better taste. Don’t forget to water these trees at least once a week during March and April. The developing fruit will need plenty of water in order to grow to their maximum size.
 -Onions, Fennel, Garlic, Lettuce, Parsley, Radishes, Spinach, Swiss-Chard and Peas can all be planted outside now.