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Ask the Chuckster: Plant sanitation and protection

Thursday, 06 November 2014

Ask the Chuckster: Plant sanitation and protection

In this "Ask the Chuckster," UPN Founder Chuck Marsh covers the late-autumn tasks of sanitation and winter protection.

What a gorgeous autumn! While enjoying the fall colors and the last of the year's fresh fruits, we’re hearing questions about preparing your plants for winter.

In our area, November is the real transition time from fall into winter. Most plants go dormant during the month, the temperatures become much colder, and the frigid winds start blowing.

Praising pawpaws

Chuck Marsh pawpaw

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Praising pawpaws

As fall draws near, I’m watching my pawpaws like a hawk. They’re starting to yellow, but are still hard. I’m waiting for them to soften and emit their inimitable sweet aroma before picking. These are the first fruits from a selected seedling tree I planted a few years ago.

Ask the Chuckster: Preparing for fall -- already!!!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Ask the Chuckster: Preparing for fall -- already!!!

Preparing for fall -- already!

We're now past the mid-point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox and the weather projections say that we're past the extreme summer heat in our region. Looks like we can start our fall planting early, and with the variability of weather conditions in our area, getting plants in the ground early this season seems like a good idea.

In this post I cover questions we hear this time of year. Please enjoy the season and savor your garden's offerings. Blessings to you and your garden.

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