03 Oct Seven Rainy Day Garden Activities
It is pouring here at the coast! I hope the weather is a little better where you are. It’s about that time (shudder) and there are some things you may want to do to prepare your garden for fall. Don’t put it away yet-we still may have some harvesting days left. But shelter right now can be key.
- If you hear of storm coming, pick the tomatoes that have started to ripen. This will prevent splitting. Better to ripen them the rest of the way in paper bag with an apple.
- Vegetables under ground, like carrots and onions, are usually fine with storms.
- Check stake stability and plant health after rain showers and storms.
- Plant cold weather crops such as lettuce, kale, radishes, peas, cabbage, swiss chard, beets, carrots, eggplant, broccoli, spinach, etc. Shelter young plants.
- Cover larger plants if needed to shelter from storms and cold.
- Your plants here in the NW may not need watering when it rains a couple days a week. Feel soil to see amount of saturation and don’t water unless the soil is dry.
- Don’t worry-the sun will come out again soon!