Your garden’s winter preparation checklist

This story was originally published in October 2019.

Temperatures are dropping, once-hearty stems are shriveling and the first frost is fast approaching. Another growing season has come and gone, and it is time to prepare your garden for winter. Garden winter prep is not just about sowing overwintered crops and preparing your plots for a season of rest, though — it is also a great opportunity to get ahead on your to-do list for spring.

“I highly recommend [getting done] as much as possible as much in the fall simply for logistical reasons,” said Kate Garland, horticultural specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. “You have a lot on your to-do list in the spring.”

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