Dianne's Gardening in Wells Branch
Monday, October 1, 2012
Gardener's TO-Do list for October
From Organic Living
Our zone-by-zone list will keep you busy this month.
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Plant more lettuce, Chinese cabbage, spinach, carrots, beets, peas, radishes, onions, turnips, garlic, shallots, and cress.
Set out strawberry plants.
Sow a cover crop of winter rye (
), purple vetch (
), Austrian winter peas (
), or ‘Elbon' rye (
‘Elbon') in vacant beds.
Use rye clippings to add nitrogen to compost, speeding the breakdown of fall leaves.
In flowerbeds, plant anemones, oxalis, and ranunculus for spring bloom.
Also, seed annual candytuft (
) in bare spots of flowerbeds for spring bloom.
Broadcast wildflower seeds to establish a meadow.
Plant trees and shrubs: Warm fall temps will help them get established before winter.
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