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What to Plant in October

by on October 1, 2012

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It’s starting to cool off, especially at night and in the early morning hours. Whether we like it or not, it is finally time to pull out the long sleeves, and that means that most of our precious summer garden plants are probably ready to call it quits. Don’t despair, my gardening friends! There is still plenty of time to grow an impressive fall harvest of some of the most healthy and flavorful vegetables you will taste all year.

Spinach

For most areas, October will be the last month for you to grow Popeye’s secret weapon before the coldest part of winter makes it far more difficult.

Garlic

Plant your garlic now. It needs the cold weather to bring out its best flavor, plus you can get the kids to help by telling them that planting garlic will make sure the vampires stay out of the garden at Halloween.

Fruit Plants & Trees

Don’t miss out on a sensational harvest in the spring. Plant soft fruits like strawberries and raspberries now and savor the fruits of your labors when the weather warms next year! Save big by ordering your favorite varieties as bare root trees.

Lettuce

Quick growing, fresh and delicious, lettuces thrive in cooler temps and will keep your family enjoying salads right up until the first frost of the season.

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