Top 10 October Gardening Tips

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October is all about pumpkins and apples. We enjoy apples in countless recipes. And above all, it’s pumpkin playtime.  We enjoy pumpkins right up to Halloween and beyond. Our October Gardening Tips guide us to end-of-season gardening tasks as we enjoy fresh-picked apples and pumpkins. 

Top Ten October Gardening Tips

Gardening Tip # 1:  Fall planted garlic, produces the biggest bulbs next year. Plant them now.  more…….

Gardening Tip #2: Saving seeds is a great way to save $$$. Harvest the seeds, dry them, and tuck them away for next spring. more…….

Gardening Tip #3: Pumpkin picking is an annual rite of October. Picking the perfect pumpkin is fun for you and the whole family.  more…….    Even more…..

Gardening Tip #4: Garden cleanup. it’s not as much fun as planting time. But, it’s an important task. Use this time to improve your soil, getting the pH right, and add lots of compost and manure. more on pH…….

Gardening Tip #5: Do you have a Poinsettia from last year? Forcing them to bloom is an enjoyable experience. The process starts now. more…….

Gardening Tip # 6: It’s just about time to bring in plants you want to grow as indoor houseplants. Leaf Drop is a common problem. Find out how to minimize leaf drop.  more…….

Gardening Tip #7: If you live in northern parts of the USA, your rose bushes need winter protection. more…….

In October Pumpkins Take Center Stage

Autumn Halloween Pumpkins

Gardening Tip #8:  Got pumpkins!? This time of year we all do. Pumpkin serving bowls and dishes are a unique way to use them.  more……..  

Gardening Tip #9: Got as little as 35 days until the first frost? You may be able to plant something yet!  more…….

Gardening Tip # 10:  Leaves are invaluable for improving your garden soil. Compost them, or work them into the soil. Leaves tilled into the soil in the fall, will be well decomposed by spring.  more…….

Bonus Gardening Tip # 11:  Re-use plastic plant marker labels year, after year. They clean up easily with almost no effort. find out how…….

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October Garden Holidays

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day – we always thought people should eat more veggies.

October, First Wednesday – National Kale Day

October 12 – Old Farmers Day

October 31 – Halloween – This is the pumpkins’ time to shine. Pumpkins are one of the biggest symbols of Halloween. You carve ’em, play with ’em, decorate ‘me, and eat them!

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