Friday, October 17, 2014

Gardeners 'To Do List': Oct

You should be seeing frost soon. Time to prep your garden for winter.

Harvest what is left. Dehydrate what you can't eat right away. I always have extra mint I need to dry out. Start mulching leafs and packing away the rain barrels for winter. Time to plant your garlic for next years harvest. Extra bonus points if you keep a green house going through the winter, as now is your time for winter setup and planing seed starting.

Time to harvest and eat:
  • Green Tomato
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Beats
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Celery
Sow seeds into the soil:
  • Garlic

You still have extra time and want to do more. (where are you getting this free time???)
  • How about adding more mulch to your garden beds? You should be racking leaves right now.
  • How about a hugelkultur garden bed?
  • Water your plants with city water?