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Falling into the Autumn Vegetable Garden

Join Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 12 p.m. for this virtual program. You must pre-register by September 21 to receive the Zoom link to join the program. The program is being offered free of charge but donations to help offset the cost of future Extension programming will be accepted. To register or for more information, visit us online at or call us at 815-858-2273.

“At the University of Illinois Extension office, we receive many questions on those final garden tasks as the growing season begins to wind down”, states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator. “Some of these tasks have to be done for next season like planting garlic in the fall while some are good practices that we encourage every year like cleaning tools and managing debris.”

As your vegetable garden begins to wind down for the season, you might be thinking about what tasks you should or could be doing to ensure that next year is ready for growing. In this program, Grant McCarty, will help you determine what tasks you should do right now, what you should do soon, and what you should do later. The tasks will include planting garlic and cover crops, overwintering perennial vegetables, getting a soil test, orchard management, and many others.