Fall is here and the vegetable garden is finishing up all that is left are Brussels Sprouts, Beets and Romaine.
The chickens are molting, which means they are shedding old feathers to promote new feather growth. The yard and the coop are full of feathers and the hens are not looking so pretty right now. This also means they are taking a break laying while there bodies work on producing the new feathers.
- Plant spinach and cover with row cover so you can have fresh winter salad greens.
- Plant garlic by month’s end for harvest next June.
- Dig up, divide, and replant clumps of overgrown perennials.
- Take a trip to the local nurseries for some new perennial varieties. With the cool weather and fall rain, now is the perfect time for moving and planting perennials.
- Dig up tender dahlias, cannas, caladium, and gladiolus before frost hits; store tubers and bulbs in a cool, dry spot. Want to know how to do this? Click (here) to find out.
- Gathering seeds from your own garden is a easy and inexpensive way to expand your plant inventory. Click (here) to find out how.
- WEED, WEED, WEED, an ounce of prevention will pay off in the spring.
- Start pulling out your annuals and replacing them with your fall annuals, mums, pansies and kales.
- While tearing out your tomatoes, peppers, beans, etc. keep your eyes open for bugs. Remove bad bugs and their larvae.
Fall is my favorite season with the cooler temperature, blue skies and the beautiful colors. Get out there and enjoy your garden every day is a blessing!