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Week of August 29, 2022

Harvest the bulk of the basil crop and make pesto to freeze for winter use.Harvest the bulk of the basil crop and make pesto to freeze for winter use.

Pinch off new tomato blossoms. They won’t have time to ripen into mature fruit.

Fall is the best time to control broadleaf lawn weeds.

Prevent stink bugs and lady beetles from overwintering indoors by repairing entry points.

Check apples for ripeness by taste testing.

Preserve the bounty! Peppers and onions can be frozen without blanching.

Sow oat or crimson clover cover crop to recycle nutrients and build organic matter.


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