Your spring gardening questions, answered

Dowling Community Garden
Gardening and community go hand-in-hand at the Dowling Community Garden, according to Minneapolis gardener Fiona Quick, Friday, Mar. 28, 2014.
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After a particularly long, brutal winter, it's an understatement to say gardeners around the state are eager to get their hands dirty.

Assorted perennials that gardener Fiona Quick is growing from seed Friday, Mar. 28, 2014 in Minneapolis. She'll plant them in her garden with hopes of attracting butterflies and bees.
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While it's a little too early to plant your garden, it's not too early to plan it.

Julie Weisenhorn, master gardener, joins The Daily Circuit to answer your spring gardening questions.


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Good Question: When Should We Start Yard Work This Spring?
"Our average last frost date in Minnesota is between May 10 and May 15, so I hate to damper people's spirits, but we're not out of the woods yet," said Susie Bachman West of Bachman's flower shop. (WCCO)

The search for plants that won't harm bees
Many of the pollinator-friendly plants and flowers that we've been filling our gardens with over the last few years may actually be harming, and even killing, bees. (Garden Drum)

Gardening is 'meditation' for Fiona Quick
In the dining room of Fiona Quick's south Minneapolis home, signs of the coming spring are starting to emerge. (MPR News)

Spring planting headaches
Numbers are very important for farmers this time of year. (MPR News)

Do you have a spring gardening question? Leave it in the comments below.