Fall Preparations and Planning
The fall season ushers in preparation for winter and planning for
next year’s growing season. Here are a few tips on how to prepare and plan;
Get your soil tested at your local extension office and add the amendments they recommend.
Rake leaves and use them for either compost or use as a mulch in gardens.
Plant trees, shrubs, and cool season annuals and divide and transplant spring blooming perennials.
Save seeds; organize and store in paper envelopes and label with plant name and year. Store in airtight containers and store in cool, dark, and dry location.
Dry or freeze herbs.
Dry, freeze, can, or pickle vegetables and fruits.
Plant garlic and shallots and cover with leaf mulch.
Go through notes from this past growing season to plan out what plants to grow for next year.
Research resources for heirloom seeds and transplants for next year.