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September is just a few days away! While this year has some vast changes due to a pandemic, our garden to-do’s heading into Fall remain the same! (that feels kinda good right now!)
Harvest, of course is ongoing.
My Red Grape tomatoes have been outstanding! I’ve been putting them in salads and stir fry and have been dehydrating them too.
Because of the crazy year I’ve had with road construction on both streets of my corner home, those grape tomatoes are all I have, but farmers markets are still out there (and friends!) and I will be buying some farmer grown goodies for roasting!
If you have plenty of tomatoes and are seeing more flowers, pinch them off now to direct energy to ripening fruit.
According to NOAA, it looks like our temperatures will remain above normal for the Upper Midwest, Minnesota will receive more rainfall than Wisconsin. But you folks have already seen plenty.
If your perennials have finished flowering for the season, you can divide them, if you so desire! More info on that HERE.
I have noticed plenty of soldier beetles but that’s a good thing!
If you see aphids, just give ‘em a good spray of water, or if you’re okay with squishing them, put on some gloves and go for it!
It’s also time to start trading out your trashed annuals for some Fall annuals such as mums.
Spinach, Kale and other leafy crops can be planted now for a late Fall harvest.