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Award-winning garden writer Debbie Arrington chats with radio host Fred Hoffman during Harvest Day earlier this summer. She and blog partner Kathy Morrison will join Hoffman on the radio Sunday morning. (Photo: Kathy Morrison)

Arrington and Morrison join Farmer Fred on Sunday morning

On the last day of summer, this trio will talk fall gardening – and a whole lot more.

Sacramento Digs Gardening’s Debbie Arrington and Kathy Morrison join “Farmer Fred” Hoffman for his two radio shows Sunday, Sept. 22. Arrington and Morrison will cover current local garden topics as well as the evolution of their local gardening blog, which now has nearly 1,300 followers.

Sacramento Digs Gardening has grown into a valuable resource for the local gardening community with news, events, tips, recipes and more. Arrington and Morrison have posted at least one local item to their blog every day since its debut on June 1, 2018; that’s more than 470 blog posts.

Kathy Morrison is usually
behind the camera for the blog.
Arrington, formerly of The Sacramento Bee, is an award-winning garden writer and consulting rosarian. She recently joined the staff of the Sacramento News & Review, the new print home of her popular gardening column. Morrison, another Bee alumnus, is an experienced community gardener and tomato fanatic. She’s written extensively about California native plants.

Tune in to hear Farmer Fred and his guests on “The KFBK Garden Show” from 8 to 10 a.m. on KFBK, 1530 AM, and “Get Growing” from 10 a.m. to noon on KSTE, Talk 650 AM. Stay tuned for the “Garden Grappler” at 11 a.m. and a chance to win prizes.

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For week of Sept. 24:

This week our weather will be just right for fall gardening. What are you waiting for?

* Now is the time to plant for fall. The warm soil will get these veggies off to a fast start.

* Keep harvesting tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons and eggplant. Tomatoes may ripen faster off the vine and sitting on the kitchen counter.

* Compost annuals and vegetable crops that have finished producing.

* Cultivate and add compost to the soil to replenish its nutrients for fall and winter vegetables and flowers.

* Fertilize deciduous fruit trees.

* Plant onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, bok choy, spinach and potatoes directly into the vegetable beds.

* Transplant cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower as well as lettuce seedlings.

* Sow seeds of California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.

* Transplant cool-weather annuals such as pansies, violas, fairy primroses, calendulas, stocks and snapdragons.

* Divide and replant bulbs, rhizomes and perennials. That includes bearded iris; if they haven’t bloomed in three years, it’s time to dig them up and divide their rhizomes.

* Dig up and divide daylilies as they complete their bloom cycle.

* Divide and transplant peonies that have become overcrowded. Replant with “eyes” about an inch below the soil surface.

* Late September is ideal for sowing a new lawn or re-seeding bare spots.

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