Learn how to put your garden to bed

Sep 24 2019 | 02:36 PM

Milford. The turning leaves may be signaling that garden season is almost over, but that doesn’t mean your work in the garden is.

“October is the ideal time to prepare your gardens for successful spring planting," said Kathy Donoghue, Penn State Extension Master Gardener. “Giving your garden a proper ‘good bye’ will insure a great garden in the spring.”

Next in the Pike County Master Gardeners Workshop Series is "Putting Your Garden to Bed," an hour-long workshop at the Dingman Township Branch of the Pike County Library, 100 Bond Court (just off Log Tavern Road) in Dingman Township. Their newly planted garden area is the ideal spot to get some hands-on experience.

The program begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. This will be an informal session where participants will have a chance to learn the “secrets” of how to properly clean-up, mulch, and possibly plant cover crops for added nutrients. Register for this free program at the Pike County Library or email PikeExt@psu.edu.

The Master Gardeners are available at the Penn State Extension office at 514 Broad Street in Milford every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and noon through September. You can just call drop by with a sample branch, plant or insect and they will help determine how to solve your issue.