Start seeds in clean containers and sterile germination mix to avoid damping off.
Do not overwater succulents.
Start slow-to-germinate and slow-to-grow herbs such as parsley.
Sharpen cutting tools in preparation for pruning.
Start seeds of Spanish onion and leeks now to get huge bulbs for summer harvest.
Do not remove snow or ice frozen on plants as removal could cause more damage.
Ticks can be active all winter on days that are above freezing—be vigilant.