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October Gardening Social Media

Dec 27
2021
  By EliannaCoulton

2021 -

Gardening in October….with more rains coming and cooler temperatures, fall is the perfect time to plant shrubs like blueberries and fruit and nut trees. Has us thinking about all of our blueberry recipes! #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #blueberries

"Mulch" is a word often used in gardening. It means any material such as compost, manure or bark chips that are spread over the ground to feed the soil, keep down weeds, or keep a plant warm. Mulch any time of year but fall is a great time to keep roots warm! #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Did you know there are over 780 school gardens in Oregon? That is a lot of vegetables for kids and habitat for pollinators growing all over the state. Gardening with youth can make a positive difference in their lives. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #funfacts #oregon

Fall is for planting blueberries! Early October is a great time to get blueberries in the ground. Contact your OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteer for more info (https://beav.es/JxN).

October days and nights are cooler so tomatoes stop ripening on the vine. Harvest green tomatoes and bring them indoors. When they turn red, try making our new Pico de Gallo recipe. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #tomatoes

Do you ever have a spare cardboard box? Cardboard with a layer of mulch on top is one way to turn lawn into a garden area or to suppress weeds. Hooray for upcycling! How do you reuse cardboard boxes? #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Did some of your plants go to seed before you could harvest them? You may be able to store them to plant next year. Tomatoes, peppers, beans and eggplant are easy seeds to save. Learn more at https://foodhero.org/seed-saving. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Apples! It's time to harvest, store and eat apples! Learn more on our Apple Food Hero Monthly. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #apples #FHmonthly

As the growing season slows, now is a great time to organize the tools in the school garden shed and even paint it if needed. #farmtoschool #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

The weather is getting cooler! Rhubarb, asparagus, and other perennial vegetables (which live more than two years) are healthiest when covered with mulch to protect them during the winter months ahead. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Brussels sprouts are ready to harvest! Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a family favorite. Here is an easy, tasty way to make them. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Harvest pumpkins and squash before a hard freeze so they stay fresh longer and you can store them longer. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Things that grow together go together. Here is a flavor-packed recipe for Baked Apples and Squash.#gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #fallrecipes #fall

Garlic planted in October can be harvested next summer. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #harves

Mulching your home or school garden in fall is a great way to help feed the soil and lower weeds. See our post from October 3rd to learn more about mulch! #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips

Fall is for planting bulbs! Think ahead now to the early spring blooms that will create important habitats and food for pollinators. #gardening #growathome #gardeningtips #fall