Sally McCabe

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Nov. 1-7: In the garden, it’s time to...

Be ready to run out and cover tomatoes and peppers with blankets or plastic if temps drop below 35 degrees.

Oct. 25-31: In the garden, it’s time to...

Adding a good layer of compost and shredded leaves and turning the soil now means all you do in the spring is plant seeds.

Oct. 18-24: In the garden, it’s time to...

Check those container gardens for bugs before you bring them inside for the winter.

Oct. 11-17: In the garden, it’s time to...

Plant a cover crop in any naked spaces in the vegetable garden. Clover (either red or white) is my personal favorite.

Oct. 4-10: In the garden, it’s time to...

Make a list of problem spots in the garden, and get them on a timetable for resolution.

Sept. 27-Oct. 3: In the garden, it’s time to...

Always plant goldenrod. Unfortunately it gets bad rap because it blooms at exactly the same time as ragweed.

Sept. 20-26: In the garden, it’s time to...

Stop freaking out over the spotted lanternfly.

Sept. 13-19: In the garden, it’s time to...

Order your bulbs before all the good ones are gone. You can always by the old standards of daffodils, tulips and crocuses, but if you want anything a little spicier, get online or order some catalogs.

Sept. 6-12: In the garden, it’s time to ...

Time to start investigating the cause of your lawn's trouble spots.

Aug. 30-Sept. 5: In the garden, it’s time to...

Remember to pick your zucchinis and half-ripe tomatoes before you leave, and take them with you. Vegetables need a vacation too.