Changing weather brings new garden chores

Here are some suggestions for plants out in your yard as fall approaches. Each year horticulture practices can vary based on weather and location.

Over the summer you may have moved some plants outside. Before night temperatures get too cold (consistently below 55 degrees), bring plants back inside. Be sure to control insects and diseases before they are back near other houseplants. Gradually decrease the amount of light to acclimate the plants and help reduce leaf drop.

You can bring herbs inside to continue growing over the winter. Store any leftover garden seed in a cool, dry place such as a sealed jar with powdered milk in the bottom.

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