October to-do list
- Continue to sow cool weather vegetables every 2 to 4 weeks for a continuous supply of vegetables through next spring.
- Sow cool-season herbs and edible flowers. The list includes: chives, cilantro, dill, fennel, parsley, anise, chamomile and lemon balm. Flowers include: nasturtium, pansies, calendula, marigolds, johnny jump-ups, scented geranium, snapdragon, stock and hollyhock.
- Prepare bulb garden beds, sow seeds of sweet peas, and broadcast wild flower seeds.
- Plant now or design and plan your backyard garden for a future location that might include: asparagus, raspberry, blackberry, grape and strawberries. Trellised vines can be trained over a fence, arbor or wall to create "green rooms" in your garden.