Fall Garden Cleanup Checklist

| 8/27/2015 10:54:00 AM

James WhiteWith cooler weather approaching, most of us are done with our blood-sweat-and-tears gardening for the year, but that doesn’t mean we put away our tools just yet. A little fall prepping will get you off to a great start in spring.

Disease Cleanup

Had a bout of late blight this season? Removing all traces of infected plants is crucial to a healthy garden next year.

● Remove all plant parts and leafy material, pieces of tomatoes or undug potatoes.

● Unless you know you can assure a temperature of 130-140 degrees through composting, double bag the debris and toss it in the trash – your compost won’t get hot enough to destroy the disease.

Rotate crops to reduce chance of this problem again next year.