THINGS TO DO -
1. Fall veggies are in full swing. With the
cooler weather, it's a veggies fall perfect time to get some lettuce,
spinach, broccoli, onions - actually everything in the ground. We have
everything in 6-packs, some in 4" pots. We will have bareroot onions in
bundles of 50 in late October. Right now we have them in 6-packs.
2. What would fall be
without fall color? Our 4" mums are spectacular. Also the Ornamental Cabbage
and Kale. Pansies and violas. Don't forget Cyclamen!
3. Daffodils are in.
Get them in the ground now for spring color. Use bone meal or bulb food when
4. Keep dead-heading
roses. They will flower right into November. A light fertilizing right now
is beneficial to give a little spurt of growth and/or flowers. Watch out for
5. Fall is a great time
to plant just about everything. With cooler weather, plants are less
stressed which means you will be more successful. Fall planting also gives
them time to root some so that when spring comes they take off quickly.
Remember to mulch.
6. You can also start
Carrots, Lettuce, Radishes, Peas and all the fall plants from seeds right
now. It's the cheapest way to go!
7. Food is scarce for
deer in the Fall and they get more desperate for food (especially roses!) Be
prepared! Use Liquid Fence Deer Repellent every 1-2 weeks on your most
treasured plants. It really works!
8. Fall means the return
of aphids. Keep your eyes out for them. We have lots of solutions for that -
including organic ones.
9. Trees are dropping
some leaves - especially oaks. Some leaves are starting to turn some colors.
That is all normal.