-Buy flower bulbs(3)
-Sow cover crops(4)
-Winterize tender plants(6)
-Plant container plants(7)
-Take tender plant's cuttings(8)
-Sow cool weather crops(9)
-Plant these in NC
(1) Herbs such as oregano, chives, tarragon, Summer savory, and dill, will go dormant, soon. Harvest, and save them. See HOW TO PRESERVE HERBS.
(2)Now is a good time to prune outdoor growing bougainvilleas.
(3)Nurseries, and other stores begin selling flower bulbs. Store them either in a cool cellar, or refrigerator, a few
weeks, prior to planting, first.
(4)Build good garden soil; find out how to, in Rodale Institute's Cover Crops Guide.
(5)If necessary, do the last clipping this month.
(6)House, and other, container grown, tender plants, need to be brought indoors, now. Carefully inspect, for any signs of pests or disease, first. If necessary, treat, and then bring them home.
(7)Hardy, container grown trees, and shrubs, are now good to be planted, outdoors.
(8)Tender plants, such as coleus, can be saved for the next season. Take cuttings, and root them, indoors.
(9)Cool weather crops, such as kale, radishes, spinach, lettuces, onions, etc. can still be sown this month.
LAST, NOT LEAST
Gardeners; express yourself artistically with gourds!
They are great to carve with favorite (Halloween, Christmas, etc) patterns, and house tea candles, for illumination, later on. Why not, make them into coin banks?, or birdhouses? Please, see pictures on the right, for inspiration.
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