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Sat, Nov 26, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Nov. 27

After sunny days, change is in the air; rain's due Thursday

Sat, Nov 19, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Nov. 20

Frost could be in the forecast. Make the most of clear days in the garden.

Sat, Nov 12, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Nov. 13

Make the most of soft ground and clear skies

Sat, Nov 05, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Nov. 6

Rainy conditions expected to be followed by cold nights

Sat, Oct 29, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Oct. 30

Expect perfect weather this Halloween weekend, but change is on the way -- and (maybe) some rain!

Sat, Oct 22, 2022

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Oct. 23

Cooler weather also brings gusty winds to Northern California

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Dig In: Garden Checklist

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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