Fall garden chores are just as important as what you do in spring to get your garden ready for the season. In fact, having a great garden takes maintenance all year long.
But the decisions you’re making in the garden as the growing season winds down are already affecting next season’s success! And getting your spring garden started off right has everything to do with how you put your garden to bed the fall before.
Fall Garden Chores at the GardenFarm
Even with all the TLC Joe gives to the health of his soil throughout the year, he knows that if the chemical makeup isn’t ideal, it can affect next year’s plants. So one important step to take before putting the garden to bed is to test the soil to see what nutrients it might be lacking.
Joe invites viewers to tag along as he puts the GardenFarm to bed in the fall and demonstrates the simple steps you can take now that will pay off with bigger, better results when next spring’s planting season rolls around!
This is an encore episode from Season 4. View the show notes and resources from the original airing here.
Links and Resources:
Growing a Greener World YouTube Episode 1204: Fall Garden Chores
Growing a Greener World Newsletter sign-up
The joe gardener Amazon Storefront
The joe gardener Show podcast episode 019-GardenFarm Audio Journal – First Day of Fall
The joe gardener Blog – How to Turn Fall Garden Cleanup into Compost to Enrich Your Soil
Putting the Garden to Bed – Fall To-Do List
For our fall over-seeding of grass seed, we use Pennington Smart Seed, Fescue Blend.
Episode 302: The Dirt on Healthy Soil
The joe gardener Show podcast – Apple Podcasts Preview Page for the entire catalog of Joe’s episodes and reviews
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