Like always I’m waiting until it is really late in the season to start on my fall gardening chores. This weekend I plan to tackle several of them and get them out of the way. Today I’m bringing in my houseplants that are still outside, if you live in an outlying suburb of Chicago there is a frost warning, get your houseplants in before they are killed by the frost.
The last of my peppers have been harvested today and with great sadness I’ve tossed the plants in the compost pile even though many of them are trying to set fruit and grow new leaves. Times like this that I wish I had a greenhouse or more precious window space.
I’m going to cut down the dead and drying foliage around the garden and pick up leaves and debris to cut down on the chances of harboring diseases and pests over the winter.The weather for Tuesday doesn’t look too bad so I’ll probably use that day to get a couple of perennials in the ground. I’ll fill in the holes with the soil from my container gardens.