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Summer’s End: Preparing Your Veggie Garden for Fall – Part 1

The hot days of succulent lettuce and fresh cucumbers may be coming to a close but the cool months of fall are perfect for some more delicious vegetable harvests. It’s time to prepare your vegetable garden for a second season of planting! The organic farming experts at Tenaza Organics have a few helpful tips to get your garden prepped and ready for a fruitful fall.

Cooler weather doesn’t mean an end to healthy eating! Get in touch with us to learn more about the benefits of organic farming.

Fall Cleaning

The summer planting season may have left your garden in need of a little love and cleaning. The first thing you can do is remove any weeds that may be hiding under some of your plants. Make sure to do this before they seed so you can avoid the headaches of a weed infestation later. Spent plants, along with fallen fruits and vegetables, can be a hotbed for pests and other impurities. Getting rid of them can keep your garden safe from any possible pest problems.

Move the Mulch

Removing the top layer of mulch on your garden can be the best way to freshen up its soil. You can reuse the good stuff for your fall plants and get rid of the rest. If you’re unsure about which type of mulch to use, don’t worry. We’re here to help!

Straw can be a great option due to its ease of use. Plus, the spiders that love to make straw their home can give you some much-needed assistance in pest control. Leaves are another great mulching option, but remember to shred and wet them to keep from blowing away.

More to Come!

Your vegetable garden is just about ready to welcome the cool fall months, so stay tuned for more helpful preparation tips. Our local family farm believes in making the freshest organic vegetables available for everyone in the community.

If you’re looking for more information about starting your very own garden, or if you have any questions about our wholesale services or CSA program, contact Tenaza Organics at 956.432.4983 today!

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