Gardener’s To-Do List for October

Our zone-by-zone list will keep you busy this month.


have thoes row covers handyZone 6

  • Squeeze in a few last sowings of spinach and other cold-hardy greens, beneath row covers or coldframes.
  • Have frost protectors handy to extend the harvest of tender veggies.
  • Begin cleaning up the garden.
  • Compost all spent plants, shredded leaves, and the last grass clippings.
  • Continue planting spring-blooming bulbs, trees, and shrubs.