One of the tasks you should do in fall is to fertilize fruit trees if you have them. Fertilizing now will allow winter rains and snowmelt in spring to help bring the nutrients down to the roots.
When spring arrives early next year, you probably will be busy cleaning up from winter and doing other important gardening tasks such as seeding and perhaps doing some construction before the heat of the summer. Wouldn’t it be great if you have your plan for what you want to accomplish in your garden completed?
This is the second in a series of five posts of How a Gardener can be Productive in Winter
In the Northern Hemisphere it is winter. You likely are thinking that gardening is done for the year and that you will have to find other non-gardening interests to keep you occupied.
If you still want to do some “gardening” there are though some interesting tasks that you can do to prepare for spring even when you can’t be in your garden.
It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada tomorrow. I believe that in Canada this day is very well timed in comparison to Thanksgiving Day for our American neighbours which is in late November. October is the time of harvest for us, when we are thankful for the abundance of fresh and healthy food that was grown during the summer.
The leaves are starting to turn orange and red and are falling. The days are cooler and nights are getting cold. It is fall in the Northern Hemisphere and time to start putting the garden to bed for winter. You need a Fall Garden Preparation Checklist – subscribe to the Tranquil Garden Newsletter to get your free copy.
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