Category: Fall Gardening

Nov 08

November in the Vegetable Garden

November in the vegetable garden and winter is beginning to take hold. Beds that were filled with late season produce are now laid bare, stems of runner beans have died off twisted around their supports and the greenhouse is all but emptied. However, there will be a few winter crops growing strong. Winter brassicas such …

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Nov 06

Pruning in Autumn and Winter

You might wonder why we prune plants at all, after all they don’t get pruned in the wild. If we don’t prune plants, trees and shrubs they won’t die, they will just get bigger and bigger and your garden will end up looking a bit unruly. There’s nothing wrong if you like the slightly ‘wild’ …

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Nov 01

November in the Flower Garden

November in the garden and winter has really begun to creep in. This month is all about last chances and tidying in readiness for the cold months ahead. From cleaning out bird nesting boxes to raking up fallen leaves and removing dead foliage. However, there are still some planting jobs that can be done in …

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Nov 01

The Garden in November

You could be forgiven for thinking the November is a time when the garden starts to shut down for winter and nothing much is going on. Look more carefully and you might be surprised. November is often thought of as the start of the gardening year, the month when traditionally trees and shrubs are planted. …

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Oct 25

How to Plant a Garden for Winter Color

A garden should firstly be designed to be spectacular in the winter; then summer will add another dimension to it when it comes. In this way, you can have colour and interest in your garden through every month of the year. Some winter plants are as brightly-coloured as any summer flower. Put plants that will …

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Oct 17

Plant Garlic in Autumn for an Abundant Summer Crop

If you want large bulbs bursting with flavor, plant your garlic in the fall. You will have to wait until the next summer to harvest, but it is worth the wait. Garlic belongs to the onion genus species and is closely related to chives, leek, onions, and shallots. It is cold-hardy, which makes fall-planting favorable …

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Oct 14

October in the Flower Garden

October and Autumn is making its presence known in the garden. Leaves are beginning to fall and the flower border is looking a bit sad. Tidying up and preparing for the winter ahead are the main tasks in the garden this month. However, there is also plenty to be done in preparation for next spring. …

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Oct 10

Fall Garden Tasks to Keep Out Garden Diseases

There are some fall garden tasks that are critical to maintaining a healthy garden. Disinfecting equipment is probably one of the most important but least completed fall garden tasks. However, it will probably save many of next year’s plants. Last week I was speaking to one of my neighbors about her tomatoes. I asked her …

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Sep 20

Fall Garden Tasks Yield Spring Simplicity and Summer Bounty

In the spring, we are often anxious to get a new garden in the ground that will come out healthy and bounteous. However, it is the Fall garden tasks that are often the most important to get those wonderful and bounteous crops. There are several important tasks for the fall garden but two are of …

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Sep 15

Fall Garden Ideas – Checklist For Fall Gardening

As Rudyard Kipling once said, “Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.” A lot of gardeners see Fall as a time to start putting their gardens to rest. However, Autumn is the perfect time for assessing, designing, and improving your gardens. Consider your landscaping. Fall is also a great time to perform grounds …

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