NOT YET TIME TO PUT THE GARDEN TO BED

NOT YET TIME TO PUT THE GARDEN TO BED

Jeanne Nolan, the Organic Gardener was interviewed by Chicago Tonight and had some great tips on what you can grow at this time of year even though winter is approaching. She explains that cold weather crops and herbs can handle temperatures in the low 30s and so these can be used to extend the season.

Temperatures are starting to drop but that doesn?t signal the end of the gardening season. The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan visits the WTTW organic garden to do some planting.
She also shares tips on how gardeners can extend the season a little longer.
The brisk weather doesn?t mean it?s time to put the garden to bed.
?The gardening season is winding down but it?s not over yet,? said The Organic Gardener Jeanne Nolan. ?A lot of people figure the gardening season is over now, but there are still a lot of crops that will continue to be productive.?
Those would be cold weather crops like kale, chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and hearty herbs like thyme, oregano and sage?all of which can handle temperatures in the low 30s.
With low temperatures expected to range from the high-to-low 30s across the Chicagoland area this weekend, Nolan suggests keeping an eye on your local temperature lows.
?We?re really talking about needing to do harvesting of the cold sensitive crops?tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and basil,? Nolan said. ?If you know we?re getting close to a frost, harvest.?
Read the rest of the interview at Chicago Tonight
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