PITTSBURG, Kan. – It’s fall and it means a transition process for your garden. KOAM spoke with John Harrison, the owner of In The Garden in Pittsburg, Kansas, about fall gardening. He gave us some advice.
In the garden Tip 1
Now is the best time to plant trees. Harrison says it’s because the most stressful time for a tree is summer due to its tiny root ball. Now the tree can grow the root ball without the stress of the summer heat.
Compost your soil now and let the worms come up and eat. This will help prepare the ground for your vegetable gardens in the fall. You also need to plow the land and put in compost. If you can afford it, use organic compost or make your own with crushed leaves, straw, and other things the worms can eat.
“You can use leaves, you can use grass clippings, you use straw, but you want to use a mixture. You want different things because you will get different nutrients by doing this. As these microorganisms and worms feed on this substance, they break it down so that plants can use it, ”says Harrison.
In the garden Tip 3
Plant turnips. This is an old way of putting nitrogen back into the soil.
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