Don’t put your tools away until the frost is on the ground!
In many parts of the country, fall is just as good a time, maybe even better, to do serious planting. That is especially true of trees and shrubs, as it gives them time to grow a good root system over the winter months, without having to worry about keeping leaves going, too.
In any area of the country you can plant until the ground freezes hard. Now, I would [...]
Now’s a great time to put in an order for bare root fruit trees. If you live someplace where the soil doesn’t freeze until late November or December that’s even better. Putting in fruit trees in the fall can really give them a great start. Instead of having to take off and make leaves and fruit right after planting, they get a whole winter to put down roots.
One thing you need to do with fruit trees planted in the fall, [...]
One way the garden industry goofed was making spring appear to be the only time for planting. Many plants can be planted in the fall, as well, some even prefer a fall planting.
In many areas you can plant trees, shrubs, and perennials until late into the fall, as long as the ground hasn’t frozen. There are even some vegetables that when sown in mid- to late-summer will give you a whole second crop of fresh produce through the fall [...]