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Fall Gardening is Here!

It’s hard to believe its August! Here at Winterberry, we have planted up our last rotations of mums, ornamental kale, and cabbages. For the home gardener, it’s time to start thinking about fall veggies.

The good news is that Saturday, August 5th are having a Fall Veggie Seed Starting class and we will spend some time discussing fall crops and how to grow them. You can call the Garden Center to enroll. However, for those of you who are done with your veggie garden for the year and won’t be doing a fall crop rotation, now is a good time to start your fall clean ups.

Get your Garden Ready for Summer!

With our most recent March snowstorm, thinking about our spring and summer gardens might not be the most important project on our minds. However, snowy, cold, late winter days are perfect times to start planning for your best garden ever. You can start getting your garden ready today!

It starts with creating your garden plan. I like doing mine on graph paper so as to plan my garden to scale.

Next, it’s time to order seeds and get ready to start them indoors or make a list of the number of plants you will need per your garden plan. Once the weather breaks, it’s time to clean the garden of any debris that accumulated during winter. That’s exactly where garden pests like to hang out. As soon as the garden can be worked, start tilling the soil, while adding a generous amount of compost just before you till. All plants love and benefit from a good dose of compost every year.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Garden

Summer is quickly fading away, but it doesn’t mean your gardening has to stop. Your vibrant mums can keep you outdoors well into the fall, but your veggies can actually take you all the way into early winter. For me, it’s my favorite time and I truly enjoy my veggie garden.

Spice Up Your Container Gardens for Fall

It’s hard to believe that fall is already here (where did the summer go)! That just means that it’s time to freshen up your summer container gardens and get them ready for the new season. I know my containers at home are looking tired and are definitely ready for some rejuvenation.

Fall Container Gardening

Fall Container Gardening is a great way to extend the season and enjoy a little color before the landscapes turns to its dreary shade of grey for Winter.

Once the heat of summer passes, the annuals that have been delighting you all season long seem to slow down and cease to bloom; maybe your containers dried out a little bit while you were on vacation and now they need a little sprucing up. Those tired annuals have given their all and now it’s time for a refresher.