Have A Lovely October Garden

Need tips on helping your October garden look its best? Here are some ways to keep your October edible garden in shape:

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Attend to your walkways

Taken October 18, 2007, Tozeur, Tunisia

In mid-fall and mid-spring, walkways can become slippery with mud, fallen fruit, or fallen leaves.

In places with sub-freezing temperatures during winter, paver can heave and concrete walkways can crack.

All these conditions can make paths dangerous and unsightly.

Sweeping and repairing your walkways periodically will make your yard safer and more attractive.

Watch your plants

Temperatures can be unstable in October no matter which end of the globe you're on.

Watch for sudden cold fronts and freezes, which can harm both spring seedlings and established frost-tender fall plants, and take precautions to protect your plants from cold.

Harvest daily

Whether it's spring peas or fall greens, checking your plants daily will prevent a missed opportunity!

Enter the October garden contest!

Do you have an edible October garden? Share it!

Each October, the home edible garden I like the best will be awarded a crown to wear all year long.

October Spring Garden

October Fall Garden

Entries are given points for:

  • Hardscape (walls, paths, walkways, etc)
  • Overall design
  • Whether the garden complements this house
  • Use of edible trees and shrubs
  • Use of edible perennials
  • Use of edible annuals
  • Curb appeal
  • Photo quality

ALL the garden entries for October will also be entered into our Spring and Fall Garden Contests, which will involve prizes!

And everyone who enters into these contests for all four seasons will be eligible for the Four Season Edible Garden Contest.

Will you become Queen (or King) of the Garden? You have to enter to find out!

Don't forget to leave your email address (there's a place for you to do that after you submit your photos) so I can contact you later on when you win. :)

The October contest is open! Please share your garden photos by filling out the form below.

Read more about our Four Season Garden contest!

Or if you don't want to compete, you can share your garden with us here.

Share Your October Garden

Show off your beautiful, edible October gardens!

*Tell us what is growing in your yard
*Show us your photos (up to four)
*Go to the next page to add your email address

I invite you to join the Tasteful Landscape community, a group of people who love beautiful home edible gardens as much as you do!

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