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Preparing Your Garden for Winter


October 1, 2020

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator

The end of the growing season is creeping up on us as colder temperatures start to move in. It is time for us to start thinking about our after-harvest care for our vegetable gardens. Proper care in the fall can lead to a more successful garden next growing season.

Plant Clean Up

This is one of the most important steps when doing your fall preparations. Removing and destroying any residue of diseased plants will help minimize disease problems next year. Many plant pathogens can overwinter on infected stems, leaves, and other plant parts that ar...

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