October: Veggies

Time to harvest and prepare the vegetable garden for winter.

Pick all warm season vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis before the first killing frost.

Begin harvesting cold weather crops. Carrots will become more flavorful if allowed to endure some hard frosts.

Prevent the spread of disease in your garden by cleaning up all diseased plants and disposing of them in your trash bin.

Now is an excellent time to spread compost on the garden and then spade, or till, the garden soil so that it is ready for planting in the spring.