The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Alexandra Fitzgerald
The Times 

Plan now for your fall garden!

 

USDA

Plant hardiness zone map available at https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

It's weird to be thinking about fall when it doesn't even feel like summer has hit its stride, but here I am, planning what seeds I need to start to ensure I have cabbages and carrots galore. Gardens in Waitsburg are typically about two weeks ahead of my garden's microclimate; however, I start planning two weeks ahead of folks in town when prepping for fall. Around my garden, there seems to be some sort of cold spot in how the air settles at night coupled with a higher elevation. As such, I need to keep a close eye on our anticipated first frost date and get to planning early to ensure I ha...



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