Hydroponic Purple Basil
My pepper plants (the potted ones) have been really productive year. It’s almost making up for the difficulty with the other plants.
5 Fall Cleanup Tips for Your Garden
By Jean Nick
1. If you saw asparagus beetles cut all the yellowed stalks off at ground level and get rid of them to kill the beetles that are overwintering in them.
2. If tomatoes (and potatoes) had any leaf blights remove and destroy all foliage, stems, fruit (and tubers) to help minimize spores overwintering in the soil and debris.
3. Squash bugs and cucumber beetles overwinter in plant debris so removing spent vines can make it harder for them to survive.
4. The bases of corn stalks are the overwintering home of European corn borers: chop the stalks into short lengths to allow the weather and predators to get them.
5. Unless you have a hot, actively working compost pile it is safer to do something else with infested plant material, such as sending it off to a commercial composting center, burying it deeply in the soil, burning it or even sending it to the landfill.
Shop garden tools at Rodale’s to help you with your tasks for preventing disease and pest problems from returning next year.