• Time and weather are right to grow more vegetables and flowers. But first, cultivate and add compost to the soil before launching into fall and winter vegetables and annuals.
• Plant seeds for onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots and potatoes.
• Transplant seedlings of lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
• In the flower garden, plant seeds for California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.
• Transplant cool-weather annuals such as calendula, cyclamen, fairy primroses, pansies and violas.
• Fertilize deciduous fruit and ornamental trees.
• Dig, divide and replant overgrown perennials after they finish blooming. Weed and amend flower beds before replanting. Bearded irises should be divided every three years.
• Sow a new lawn or reseed bare spots. Consider replacing lawn (or parts of it) with perennials.
• Put tulip and hyacinth bulbs in the refrigerator for six weeks before planting.
— Debbie Arrington