Fall is officially here and sure feels like it. The mornings have been cool and crisp, the leaves are changing colour and the sun is sitting much lower in the sky. Make sure you prepare your beds for winter by harvesting the last of your summer veg, pulling up any dead plants and putting your bed to rest if you’re not planning on growing through the winter.
We know, we know: why would you plant garlic if the future of the garden is unclear? It's a tough place to be in. But one nice saving grace about garlic is that it is very easy to transplant in its early phases, meaning there's always the option of relocating your shoots in months to come. Beyond that, garlic is one of the easiest and most reliable crops you can grow, not to mention economical (think about how expensive organic garlic is!).
There are many hardy plants that just love the cool fall weather. We have a solid 60+ days of growing left at the garden––why not take advantage with a couple rows of fall crops? Now is the perfect time to plant mustard, lettuce, arugula, spinach and corn salad, to name a few.
It can be easy to forget all about aphids when the nights are still cool and our tender green shoots grow undisturbed in their little soil beds. But come hot season, you'll want to have some measures in place to deal with the threat that is most absolutely for sure without a doubt on its way.
The event is also an opportunity for those wishing to pay their Annual Garden Fee by cash or cheque to do so, and it serves as the deadline for your 2018 registration fee. Please have your payment in to us by the 22nd!
And who isn't a beginner, really? Here are 5 things to consider when planning your garden. There ought to be something in here for everyone.