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What do you do with your garden at the end of the season?
Last Updated: 29th June, 2020
- Step 1: Harvest everything still growing. I'm lookingatyou tiny green tomatoes!
- Step 2: Cut down all plants. You can cut them withshearsor pull out the roots, either way it's time for them togo.
- Step 3: Add compost.
- Step 5: Clean & Store Garden Tools.
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Then, what do you do with tomato plants at the end of the season?
Cut back on water and withhold fertilizer to stresstheplant towards the end of tomatogrowingseason. An alternate method for ripening thetomatoesis to pull the entire plant from the groundand hang itupside down in a basement or garage.
Similarly, how do you prepare a raised garden for winter? Add a Layer of Finished Compost and Mulch: Pushasidemulch, pull any weeds, and add a 1-2-inch layer offinishedcompost. Lightly cover the beds with the old mulchto helpsuppress weeds and protect the soil without insulatingthebeds. Many diseases and pests are killed when thesoilfreezes in winter.
Similarly, you may ask, what do I do with my garden in the fall?
There are just a few essential tasks for planting andcaringfor your garden in the fall.
- Fall planting.
- Pull up dead plants.
- Till the soil.
- Spread cover crops.
- Plant bulbs and trees.
- Build row covers to extend the growing season.
- Mulch your beds.
- Prune trees and shrubs.
Should you till your garden in the fall?
Kitchen gardens and large plots of seasonalcolorwill fare better if you shift your spring soilprepto the fall. You won't have to touch the soiluntiljust days before you're ready to plant yourfirstseed or seedling. Often just a single tillingorforking-over is all that's required before youbeginplanting.