Fall garden basics:
- Clean up and remove dying foliage.
- Remove green tomatoes from the plants and allow to ripen (Can place in brown paper bag)
- Harvest fall crops like beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, and leeks.
- Plant spring-blooming bulbs.
- Plant cool-season annuals. (Cover on nights when a frost is expected)
- Plant trees and shrubs.
- Collect and dry seed
- Get your soil tested and add amendments as needed (Warren County SWCD sells basic and organic soil test kits)
- .Amend your soil with a dressing of compost
- Turn your compost pile.
- Use your garden debris and leaves to start a new compost pile.
Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with the outdoors and provide local sustenance, And by following conservation gardening techniques, you can maximize your garden yield while working in harmony with the local environment!