Pickaway to Garden: Before the fall

That was not a fall, it was in the Garden of Eden. I mean the season. Some of you may have noticed that I use a lot of logic in my columns, using a word that has two meanings, using one word to really mean another. He is ambiguous, but I am not trying to mislead him.

Equality is often used in jokes, jokes. So, August is before the fall and if you do, there is still some gardening. Many of us are tired now and it is still too hot to spend a lot of time playing in the trash. Long ago I quit trying to create the Garden of Eden and settled down in the garden.

You may have a spring garden that produces food until winter. Long-term forecasts predict a warmer fall than usual. To work outdoors, the temperature cools down. There will be fewer pests. Our average first snow day is October 15. Then work back.

If your desired seed packet ripens in 60 days, it can be planted by August 15 and ready on October 15. On the other hand, if you cover the crop when the snow threatens, you may have plenty of time to harvest.

Things like salads and arugula can be collected at any time, so they are safe. Colored greens, spinach, cabbage, wasps, peas and radish can withstand frost. If you can find cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, fiber, and winter pumpkin plants, try it. Pumpkins can now be planted, but they cannot be taken without snow.

Once we have snow (you used to cover it to protect your plants, right?), We can usually count a few more weeks in hot weather. Opportunity is in our favor. Don’t have enough space? Plant it among your tomato plants. Stop growing those onions, green beans, pumpkins, pumpkins and other plants and make way for other vegetables. Before the beans are crowded, plant some radishes between the newly planted bees to mark and collect the rows.

Garlic and onions can now be planted next summer. Spinach can be covered with a small straw or covered cavity and can be harvested until spring. Do not reveal it only during those bitter cold days. Try it. I hope they are tested. With this knowledge you can find a garden paradise. They know after the fall.

Things to do in the garden:

August is a tree inspection month. Trees are an important asset to your property and to our community. Fall is the best time to plant trees. For advice on which trees to plant and where to plant, go to www.arborday.org or contact our City Tree Commission. Visit www.treesintrouble.com to appreciate our ancient living creatures.

Pull on all those ties before you go to the race. But beware, the first good snow will kill him. If we do not get at least an inch of rain each week. Water according to the plant and do it in the morning. Water trees and shrubs planted in the last two years or if they look worried.

You may still have a garden for food. If you can get it early, plant healthy broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Live-bean beans, salads, spinach, radish, turnips and peas in the middle of the month, for the spring garden. Harvest vegetables and leaves in the morning for best results. Moisten the seeds and soil for the best germination.

When plants die again, clean up debris to keep pests and diseases out of place for the winter. This is especially important for the garden. You may want to leave some landscaping plants, such as conifers and trunks, as well as native ornamental grasses, for winter birds and insects and for winter viewing purposes. Put healthy plant debris in a compost bin, put sick plants in the trash.

Do you want to have a new garden next year? Now is the time to prepare the site. Cover the area with black plastic, thick newspaper or cardboard, or thick carpet. Anything that prevents the sun from leaving the earth in the spring.

Unpack and cultivate your dahlias for larger flowers. Side-by-side fertilizers with balanced fertilizers such as 10-10-10 or 12-12-12. Order spring bulbs and plant them for two years. Divide, replace or replant the overgrown years and plant new containers. Add a new broom when needed.

Consider damaging your tomato plant at the end of the month. Remove the growing tips of each branch and prune all the flowers that bloom. It takes six weeks from flower to fruit. This practice produces large tomatoes and protects all those marble-sized tomatoes that are frozen and never reach the table. If you are unsure about this, try it on some of your plants and compare them with those you leave alone. Experiment! Try this with watermelon and winter squash.

Tomatoes not ripe? Patient, the plants are not only ripening the ripe fruit, but they are growing and rooting. Consider picking tomatoes before they are fully ripe. If they still show a greenish tinge on another red, purple, or yellow tomato, they will sprout from the vine. Still, ripe tomatoes can explode in the rain or in the water. They can be sampled by birds and mammals. Follow this advice and you will enjoy better tomatoes.

Pest control. Think before you spray. Know your enemy. First, use organic methods. Remember, 97% of insects are good or neutral for our gardens and our environment. According to Joe Bogs, OSU Extension Instructor, in this digital age, he advises the digital method to avoid some bugs. You can crush with your numbers. That, combined with an additional two-step walking technique, is highly effective and no bug fixes have been developed.

Need garden advice? Call the gardening helpline at OSU Extension Office: 474-7534. Other resources ohioline.osu.edu and, bygl.osu.edu to read a weekly discussion on plant problems. Buckle Yard and the bygl are a real lesson.

This text was written by Paul Published in J. Of Circleville Herald. Suspended OSU extension is the main gardener. Views in this column may reflect the newspaper.


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