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.