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Questions tagged [fall-gardening]

Gardening during Autumn/Fall

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storing my electric lawn mower over winter

I live in southern NM where it is dry most of the time, for this winter I must store it outside. Is encasing it in plastic a good idea? Should I cut a slit to let out humidity or water condensation ...
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Is there any way to save delayed tomato plants before temperature gets too low?

We are entering fall, with rainy conditions and daily temperatures below 20 °C, and my tomatoes, though (or because…) tall and robusts, are just starting flowering. Even if next weeks are more ...
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setting up raised garden beds for spring. what is best mix but affordable?

So I have raised garden beds (not touching the ground) and other garden beds that WILL touch the ground. what is the best mix for BOTH of these beds? most beds will be 3ft x 2ft to 5ft x 3ft I have ...
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Can I plant Forget-me-not indoor in June-Junly?

I am very new to gardening. I am planning to start some Forget-me-not seeds. Can anyone guide me for... What is the suitable time for starting seeds of this plant? If I plant them now (June-July), ...
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Why are the south side leaves gone before the north side leaves? - Ray wood ash

This is a ray wood ash: I'm trying to figure out why the south side leaves are falling before the north side leaves. My guess is that it's some vascular cycle having to do with the branch thickness. ...
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Should Camellias bloom in the northern hemisphere in early October?

I had a Camellia japonica 'Sweet Sensations' open two blooms on Oct 7, and a C. sasanqua 'Setsugekka' open two on Oct 10, with many more blooms to come. The temperatures here in Texas are still ...
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What plants will bloom in the fall in my yard in Seattle?

I'm looking for suggestions on what to plant in my front yard. I live in Seattle and summer will be over within a month, so I would like something that blossoms later in the year to give it some color ...
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Are there downsides to planting in fall in Northern California?

I'm a new homeowner and need to replace plants in our lawn in Northern California). Is it okay to plant now or is there a reason to wait for Spring? Is the main difference flowering? Will plants root ...
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Is it wise to shred leaves and leave them in a corner rather than bag them?

Rather than bag this pile of leaves and leave it at the curb I used a tool to collect it and shred it then dumped it in the corner of the yard. It will freeze in a few weeks. What will the result ...
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Should I cut the top off of this bolting lettuce?

My garden is on a roof top in the South Bronx. I get a lot out of a little space, but I tend to only have one or two of each type of plant. Most advice I find is for terrestrial gardens with rows and ...
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Organic or Traditional lawn fertilizer: which is safer for areas with young children?

I have a new lawn that was started in late August in the Boston (MA) area. The installer says it's time to apply fall fertilizer. My new lawn looks pretty good: there was broad germination; there are ...
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Can I plant tulip or daffodil bulbs in 6" of soil, over a concrete foundation?

I have recently bought a house and I was planning a small tulip patch. I dug my ideal area on the backyard, 6" deep, just to discover I had chosen the spot where an old foundation had been covered ...
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When to dig out carrots for consumption at the latest in autumn? [duplicate]

Starting from which temperature it doesn't make sense anymore to keep carrots in the ground if their final destination is consumption? I'm in the midst of autumn here and last week we had still 20 °C....
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Is early October too late to plant a Pussy Willow in southern Ontario?

I have a pussy willow that has rooted. It was part of a floral arrangement that I used to stage my condo while I was selling it. Now I have moved to a house with a garden so I would love to plant the ...
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What to do with Autumn sown peas now they're showing?

I've made Autumn sowings of peas for the first time this year. I planted the seeds in small pots in the (unheated) greenhouse like I'd normally do for spring sowings. It was a bit speculative as I ...
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How do I kill these weeds in my lawn?

I am not able to kill these weeds in my garden. Click on any image for full size
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What are some quick growing, flowering, climbing/vine plants that can be grown from a container garden (USDA zone 6)? What is a good time to start?

My main gardening space is a paved area in front of my house surrounded by a white picket fence. I planted a few vegetable and herb seeds in containers there this summer, and from seeing the failing-...
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How to protect broccoli seedlings from high winds?

I am experimenting this autumn with more autumn/winter vegetables than I am used to. I have cabbages and leeks near maturity which will be the main events, but I've also put in some August sown purple ...
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What are good plants to use in a container-based winter garden?

I live in an apartment that has a small outdoor patio and I'm looking to create a little container garden this autumn/winter. I'm located in the US (hardiness zone is 7) and I'm looking for ideas (...