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#906023 --- 10/28/08 05:58 AM Fall Gardens
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Here's the last tomato of the season, picked this past weekend.


I still have lettus, garlic, and turnips growning. I can't wait till next year's garden. Going to be twice as large!
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#906041 --- 10/28/08 06:43 AM Re: Fakk Gardens [Re: ~Ellie~]
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do you cut lavendar back ... so it can come up next year?
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#906042 --- 10/28/08 06:45 AM Re: Fall Gardens [Re: seneca_lady]
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no but I cut hostas back
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#906044 --- 10/28/08 06:48 AM Re: Fall Gardens [Re: ~Ellie~]
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NEVER cut back Lavender, even in the Spring, when it might look like it's died. The plant rejeuvenates from the bottom of the stems (branches) up. The best way to winter over your lavender is to wait for a hard frost and the ground to freeze and then pile mulch and leaves or straw all around it (bury it in the leaves) and then uncover it in the spring and DON'T even try to prune it back!
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#906137 --- 10/28/08 10:24 AM Re: Fall Gardens [Re: ~Ellie~]
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Originally Posted By: ~Ellie~
no but I cut hostas back



Me too. I run the mower over them. Same for the peonies.


Edited by Festus! (10/28/08 10:24 AM)

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#906150 --- 10/28/08 10:44 AM Re: Fall Gardens [Re: ]
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I don't cut the peonies back until string after the threat of frost. If you cut them back in the fall, you run the risk of the frost going down the stem to the root. The same holds true for mums. You can cause more damage by cutting them back in the fall instead of waiting for the spring.
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#911888 --- 11/04/08 06:24 PM Re: Fall Gardens [Re: HeavenlyPlaces]
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Originally Posted By: HeavenlyPlaces
NEVER cut back Lavender, even in the Spring, when it might look like it's died. The plant rejeuvenates from the bottom of the stems (branches) up. The best way to winter over your lavender is to wait for a hard frost and the ground to freeze and then pile mulch and leaves or straw all around it (bury it in the leaves) and then uncover it in the spring and DON'T even try to prune it back!



thx ellie and hp
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