Make sure your garden survives the winter in good shape

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

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Post Garden and Yard Penny-Wise Round Up

Christine Cristiano

With the arrival of autumn, comes the annual vegetable harvest and yard clean up ritual. Amidst your clean up efforts, it's possible to reduce your present and future garden and yard expenses.

Bringing Your Plants Indoors

Arzeena Hamir

As the risk of frost nears, it's time to bring in some of the non-hardy plants, so they can spend winter indoors. Before you start digging up your plants and plunking them in pots, follow a few easy steps to ensure that your plants make it through the winter.


Cool Season Container Gardening

Don Trotter

Here are some fun ways to extend your gardening addiction through the winter by gardening in containers. So let's don our cool weather gear and take a trip out to the potting shed.

Fall Tilling

Jackie Carroll

Fall is a good time to till your garden soil. This will reduce erosion, expose heavy soils to frost, kill exposed insects, aid the decay of organic matter, and enable earlier planting.

Your Garden & the Coming of Winter

Don Trotter

The ghosts and goblins have left our porches with the promise of the cold weather to come. Winter is coming, and this is the time to get the garden ready for the chilly times ahead. Here are some techniques for putting the garden to bed for the winter.


Fall Care for Your Fruit Trees

Don Trotter

Here are many of the ways to care for deciduous fruit trees to ensure a bountiful harvest of sweet and nutritious food from our trees.

Bed Down the Garden Before Winter Winds Strike

Carolyn Allen

Before the season turns undeniably frosty and thoughts turn to indoor diversions, now is the time to prepare your lawn and garden for the rigors of old man winter.

The Shoestring Gardener provides creatively frugal gardening how-tos, remedies & tips.


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