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Week of September 14, 2020

Start seeds of basil, parsley, cilantro and oregano for growing indoors this winter. Place the pots in a window that receives direct sunlight for most of the day. Start seeds of basil, parsley, cilantro and oregano for growing indoors this winter. Place the pots in a window that receives direct sunlight for most of the day.

Spinach seeded now can overwinter with a row cover protection.

Harvest mature green tomatoes before frost. Ripen them in a paper bag with an apple or banana.

Repair entry points to deter fall home-invading insects.

If clematis with pink flowers is on your wish list for next season, consider ‘Asao’, ‘Bees Jubilee’, ‘Elizabeth’, or ‘Pink Fantasy’.

Apply a light application of a high-nitrogen fertilizer to strawberry plants now. This application will aid in the development of fruit buds for next year.

Deadhead Echinacea and heliopsis to keep them blooming. Cut back summer perennials that have finished flowering so their foliage does not detract from the fall bloomers.

 


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