• I am going to be looking at the following websites today: San Diego Seed Company, Johnny’s Seeds, and Peaceful Valley Farms.
•Take an "inventory." Maybe you had too much of some vegetables and not enough of others - or maybe there were some unnecessary "skips" in the supply. Perhaps some insect, disease or nematode problem got the upper hand. Make a note about favorite varieties. Start planning next year's garden now!
•You may have seeds left over from last year. Check their viability by placing some in damp paper towels and observing the germination percentage. If the percentage is low, order new ones.
• Spread manure, rotted sawdust and leaves over the garden and plow them under; you'll be surprised at the difference this organic matter will make in the fertility, physical structure and water-holding capacity of the
• Rake up leaves from deciduous fruit trees and add them to the
• Refurbish mulch to control weeds, and store your manure under cover to prevent leaching of nutrients.
• Weekly check your new plants and make sure they are adequately watered. Pay special attention to new transplants.
• Harvest mature green peppers and tomatoes before frost gets them -- it may not come until late November, but be ready.
• Harvest herbs and dry them in a cool, dry place.