Fall Preparation for Next Year’s Garden

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        Now is a good time to check your garden journal and find out what worked and what didn’t and start making plans for next year!  This is also a good time to do a soil test in order to have plenty of time to plan your spring fertilization.

        If you are planning a cool season lawn, apply a quick-release fertilizer such as 10-10-10 around Thanksgiving.  Remember to put no more than 1 lb of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn.

        If blossom-end rot plagued your tomato crop this growing season, the soil pH could be low.  Lime is slow acting, so apply lime to next year’s tomato bed now.

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