How is your weekend? I have be in denial about late summer, now I have to realize that it is soon fall here as it is Sept. So here are some things we need to do in our fall gardens. Darn where did that time go?
Here we are in September and gardening is going to be put into the getting ready for fall and winter. We are going to have nice weather in Iowa till Monday, then the forecast is for humid and temperature in the upper 80's. So it will not seem like we should be getting ready for cooler weather and working in the gardens. I pick we just enjoy them if it is with our flowers, vegetables, and trees and shrubs. This is the best time of year. I have been hearing about meteorologist fall, which means the weather is starting to turn cooler. I goggle that and there isn't much on it so most be something new for us to learn about meteorologist fall. As it is Sept 5th here are some things we need to do in September in our Iowa Gardens.
1•Stop pruning and fertilizing
2•Bring summer vacationing houseplants back indoors while the windows are still open. Check carefully for hitchhiking pests
3•Start fall clean-up in the flower beds, cutting back anything that has finished blooming or is diseased
4•Take cuttings to overwinter indoors
5•Start winterizing your water garden
6•Watch for frost warning and cover tender plants
7•Photograph your gardens and containers for a record of the year's triumphs and frustrations This should have been done all season long. Hope you did this.
8•Give the compost a last turn
taken from http://gardening.about.com/od/fallinthegarden/a/SeptCalender.htm?utm_content=7514434&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=gardening&utm_term=
I hope you had a safe Labor Day weekend and just ENJOY....till next time this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa