Home & Garden

As Halloween approaches, bury last dregs of summer

Plant fava beans in fall to enjoy next spring.
Plant fava beans in fall to enjoy next spring. KRT

Recent weather may have felt like July, but it’s almost Halloween. If you haven’t already, remove the last dregs of your summer garden and prepare for cooler seasons ahead.

▪ Get out your shovel and turn the soil, digging in some compost and other amendments. That will help restore nutrients used up by your summer veggies.

▪ Once your soil is ready, plant from seed fava beans, bok choy, Swiss chard, garlic, leaf lettuce, mustard, onion sets, radicchio, radishes, shallots and spinach.

▪ Set out transplants of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce and peas.

▪ For spring flowers, plant California poppies, cornflower, larkspur, scabiosa and sweet peas.