Text by Nancy Johnston
October 3 – Pick mint leaves and hang to dry for homemade herbal tea.
October 5 – Cut grass. Clean and fill birdbaths.
October 6 – Harvest Indian corn and gourds for Thanksgiving display. Make
centerpiece for table.
October 7 – Harvest small cooking pumpkin for pies. Bake pies.
October 8 – Thanksgiving. Cook turkey and accompaniments and enjoy with
October 10 – Make potpourri using dried lavender.
October 13 – Plant garlic.
October 14 – Dig hole for shrub relocation. Move shrub from front garden to back
October 20 – Trim hedges and lower tree branches as required.
October 21 _ Turn and water compost.
October 24 _ Harvest remaining pumpkins.
October 27 – Gather corn stalks. Buy bale of hay for Halloween display.
Make scarecrow for display using newspaper, hay and old clothes.
Cover a balloon with tape and add straw. Pull old floppy hat well
down onto ‘head’.
October 28 – Carve pumpkins for Halloween display. Cut grass.
October 31 – Set up Halloween display.
November 3 – Spread bale of hay over vegetable garden and dig under.
November 5 – Remove submersible pond and fountain pump, check for
necessary maintenance requirements then store for the winter.
Remove debris from pond.
November 10 – Harvest underground vegetables, rutabagas, beets and carrots.
November 11 – Insulate greenhouse with bubble wrap.
November 13 – Hang birdfeeders and fill.
November 17 – Pick remaining apples. Put unblemished fruit in cold storage
room. Make applesauce with remainder and bottle.
November 18 – Move potted strawberry runners to cold frame. Prune grapevines.
November 21 – Take raspberry and current cuttings for propagation.
November 24 – Make wreath for front door.
November 25 – Harvest Brussels sprouts.
November 30 – Make raised bed for new spring asparagus patch.