We have included some monthly to-dos and helpful tips to help members keep up with their gardens. Enjoy!
Please feel free to contact Kian S if you would like to contribute gardening tips and suggestions.
October is the month to plant your garlic and fava beans. October also marks the end of the growing season for most vegetable gardeners. First frost beckons around the third week of the month, and over-wintering greens may need the protection of a cloche. Clean and sharpen your gardening tools and make sure all plant debris is removed from the vegetable bed to prevent pest and pathogen buildup. Cover the beds with a layer of compost or green manure to protect the vegetable beds. This will also be the last garden tip until February, when we can start actively planning and working the garden again.
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October is bulb planting time. This is the month when you can put spring bulbs in the ground. Fall is also the time to plant trees and shrubs. Deciduous shrubs and small trees can be moved and transplanted after they go into dormancy, after leaves drop. To support wildlife, you may want to consider not doing too much tidying up of the garden borders. Leave seed heads up for the birds. The silhouette of seed heads and panicles of ornamental grasses provide visual interest through the late fall and winter months, especially after a snowfall. The vegetation will also provide shelter for wildlife.