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Your Regional Garden News - Zone 4

October 1 to October 31

 

Discover what you should be doing right now.  Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.  

Here's what's happening in your gardening region:

Fall is here and with it, a whole new list of garden tasks. Most of us in zone 3 and 4 have had a frost by now. A new season begins. And yet, already we dream of next year!

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Washing large amounts of fall- and winter-harvested root crops like turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, leeks and carrots can be a messy chore, particularly if you try to do it in the kitchen sink. To quickly wash vegetables, place them in a plastic clothes basket and hose them down. The muddy water flows through the holes in the basket and you're left with clean produce.