It’s hard to say good-bye to gardening season, but the good news is, is not over yet.

January 16, 2015 News

Dear Sage Advice,

So now that the Equinox has passed, and the rain has returned, I guess that’s it for gardening. I’ve had a great season with my garden, and I’m a bit sad it’s all over – is it really time to hang up all the tools and head indoors?

Sincerely,
Summer’s All Done

Dear SAD

I can really relate to how you feel! It’s hard to say good-bye to gardening season, but the good news is, is not over yet. While the peak of production may be behind us, there is still so much to be done, and our temperate climate means gardens can keep giving all year. Now is the time to gather up fallen leaves to bulk up your compost pile or use as mulch around your fall crops, pull out and clean up any summer plants that are finished fruiting (ie zucchini and tomatoes), on a dry day harvest seeds that you’ve been saving, and my favourite – plant perennials! Fall is the best time to put in new berry bushes, fruit trees or ornamentals. With all this and more to do, you and your garden can keep your summer love affair alive for a while longer!

Sincerely,
Sage Advice