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Garden tips for the first days of spring

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Greetings Gardeners! I’m Carol Stocker and I may be familiar to you because I have been writing about gardening for The Boston Globe for 35 years. “Gardener’s Notebook,” my weekly column, ran from 1993 to 2005. Since then I have been doing a live Q&A chatroom for and a blog at I am also the author of “The Boston Globe New England Gardening Almanac” (2006), which tells you what to do each week in the garden. My single most popular feature has been a weekly reminder called What To Do In The Garden, which ran in the At Home Section for many years.

This space will be devoted to a new question-and-answer column. So send you gardening questions to Please include your name or initials and your town. We will answer those of general interest in this space each week through early spring.

While I await your questions, I will devote the rest of this column to suggestions about what you can be doing in the garden now as we launch into early spring.

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