Regional Gardening Guide - Zone 3-4

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.

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Lisa Colburn is a crazy gardener, great cook and author of The Maine Garden Journal.

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1.) Gardening is an investment!

1. Learn a few money-saving tricks.

2.) Cooking can be a breeze with the right tools.

2. The right tools make cooking a delight.

  • Versatile Herb Mincer, , large
  • Stacked Herb Garden , , large
  • Fresh Cut Salad Knife, , large

3.) Compost like a champ.

3. Kitchen waste, leaves, and grass clippings are the makings of black gold – compost!!

  • Easy Fall Composting
    Easy Fall Composting
    The best way to improve any soil is to add organic matter, and in the autumn, the supply of organic matter is unlimited: it's falling from the trees.
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  • Composting
    Composting is the best way to improve soil and create a perfect home, teeming with life, for the roots of your plants. Learn how to compost...
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  • Garden Tower Composting
    Garden Tower Composting
    See how the Garden Tower planter makes its own compost.
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4.) Keep some green in your home all winter long.

4. Houseplants come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.

  • Rhoeo spathacea, Tricolor , , large
  • Hedera (Ivy), Variegated Gold, , large
  • Ficus lyrata, Fiddle Leaf Fig , , large

5.) It’s not too late to plant spring-blooming bulbs.

5. Nothing screams “Spring is Here!” better than tulips.

  • Tulip, Silverstream, , large
  • Tulip, Belicia, , large
  • Tulip, Foxtrot, , large