Weekend Checklist for Dedicated Diggers and Planters

For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen:

If you haven’t already done so, put in your cool-season vegetable garden: broccoli, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage as well as onion sets, garden peas, carrots and beets.

Keep up a regular feeding program (every three weeks) for chrysanthemums until the buds show color--then stop feeding.

Plant winter-blooming annuals now, such as pansies, violas, calendulas, Iceland poppies and snapdragons.


You’ll get fall and winter color by planting cyclamen now.

Check trees and shrubs to remove dead or infected branches. Trim hedges.

As the weather cools, you can lower the blade on your lawn mower.