Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

September 1 to September 30 - Discover what you should be doing right now. Our experts share gardening advice, techniques, news, and ideas to make your garden the best ever.

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1.) Fall is the perfect time to focus on your soil

1. Nourish your soil all winter long

2.) Homegrown garlic has a flavor that can’t be beat

2. Grow these gourmet hardneck garlic varieties for northern areas:

  • Garlic, Purple Glazer, , large
  • Garlic, Georgia Crystal, , large
  • Garlic, Ajo Rojo, , large

3.) Create a gourmet feast with the freshest, most-flavorful ingredients

3.Get the most out of your bounty with these delicious fresh-from-the-garden recipes:

4. Yes, there’s still time to plant and harvest vegetables

4. Grow these quick-growing vegetables for fall harvest:

  • Mesclun, Salad Mix, , large
  • Spinach, Avon Hybrid, , large
  • Radish, Early Scarlet Globe, , large

5.) Zone 3 & 4 gardeners must be prepared for the inevitable – frost!!

5. Extend your season with frost protection supplies

  • Floating Row Cover, , large
  • Easy Fix Double Cold Frame, , large
  • Harvest-Guard, Plant Protection Bag, , large