Sometimes it’s difficult to know when and where to plant what, and how to care for your garden. We’ve asked the experts and come up with the following tips & tricks.
Fall is a great time to plant:
Overwinter crops of cilantro, carrots, lettuce, oats, garlic, onions, shallots and spinach.
Poppies, Johnny jump ups, and forget-me-nots.
Wildflower seeds for early spring blooms, when planted in fall they bloom sooner than spring-sown ones.
Early spring flower bulbs like tulips, lilies and daffodils - remember to make sure the soil isn’t waterlogged or the bulbs will rot! Amend with Cedar Grove Topsoil if you are having problems with drainage.
Garden Care in Fall:
SAVE SEEDS: From summer veggies and favorite flowers for next year.
TRIM: Hedges for a crispy, clean look to your garden.
AMMEND: Fall is an important time to amend your soils with Cedar Grove Compost. The soil is the perfect temperature to allow the soil nutrients to mineralize, making them available to winter vegetables.
RAKE: The fallen leaves for compost, or place them in your yard waste cart for collection. Leaving leaves on the lawn can cause the grass to collapse.
TOPDRESS: Your lawn with Cedar Grove Lawn Performance Blend to prevent wet areas and thatch.
HARVEST: Potatoes, apples, pumpkins, watermelons, fennel, carrots, lettuce and plums. Yum!
PRUNE: All plants for the coming winter.
DIG IN: Cedar Grove Compost into existing soil to help it cope with the winter rain and add nutrients.
HOT TIPS: For a powdery mildew on the leaves of zucchini, cucumber, and melon plants, spray with a mixture of 1 cup milk and 1 tsp baking soda for every liter of water.
Amend the unused parts of your vegetable garden with Cedar Grove Booster Blend to give structure to your soil.