This week’s video focuses on the mindset of gardeners who ask, “How should my garden look in September?” It’s hard to compete with glossy design magazines and places that rain. It’s the end of the warm/hot season, so let’s answer that question.
Hint: Most annual vegetables live for only a few months. Then they die. We talk more about that lifecycle and what to expect from your garden in this video.
Things you can do now before the weather cools down:
- Watch our Fall Planting Guide video
- Start seeds indoors for cole crops
- Amend your beds for fall planting
- Turn a compost pile and harvest finished compost if it’s ready
- Take our last Basic Organic Gardening 101 course through Santa Monica College (remote live)
- Check your seed inventory and make a list of seeds/plants to buy
- Keep your soil irrigated (aka keep soil biology alive!)
Enjoy how the garden looks in September. It’s temporary and necessary before new life bursts forth once more.