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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 Boston.com and a blog at Boston.com/gardenblog. 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 Stockergarden@gmail.com. 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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