We are back with gardening expert Ken Brown to help you prepare your garden for fall.
Brussels sprouts are long-term vegetables. After planting at the end of April, they are ready to be harvested by mid-November. The longer you leave them, the sweeter they taste.
Mr. Brown suggests letting the crop go through two frosts. For more gardening tips, visit www.gardening-enjoyed.com/.
• Monday, Sept. 9: Harvesting the potatoes
Potato tops are starting to die down, it’s time to dig and store.
• Tuesday, Sept. 10: Planting garlic
The autumn is a perfect time to plant cloves. By late July or early August next year, they will be ready to eat.
• Wednesday, Sept. 11: Removing pond vegetation
All plant growth in your pond will wind up at the bottom as sludge. In a natural pond, this can serve as compost that supports plant growth. However, in man-made ponds, it has to be cleaned out. Mr. Brown gets out his pruners for this segment.
• Thursday, Sept. 12: Planting spring flowering bulbs
These bulbs are dormant when you get them and break dormancy only after a chilling period. Winter conveniently supplies this necessary cold period.
• Friday, Sept. 13: Enjoying brussels sprouts
Today’s video: This vegetable loves cool weather temperatures.
• Saturday, Sept. 14: Final grass cut
Cutting short will reduce matting of the grass in the spring and decrease the chance of cool season fungal diseases called snow molds.
• Sunday, Sept. 15: Bringing part time houseplants indoors
The return trip back into the house in the autumn also requires some preparation. Insect control is important so that we do not create mid-winter problems and timing of the move indoors can also be critical. Mr. Brown shows you what plants to move indoors.
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