October Gardening Tips

Things to do:garlic bulbs

  • Protect plants from frost, harvest herbs in the time to dry. Make herb binegars, jellies, etc. for holiday gift.
  • Plant your own grains to harvest, thresh, mill and bake in June and July.
  • This is another good time to put in an herb garden, shrubs, and California native plants.
  • Plant bulbs such as daffodils, narcissus, freesias, anemone and others.
  • Chill tulips and hyacinths for four to six weeks and plant in December
  • Transplant perennial herbs.
  • Sow California native wildflower seeds.

Plant Directly: Garlic from bulbs, wheat, oats, triticale, barley and cereal rye October 1-15

Start in flats 1st of month: wheat, oats, triticale, barley and cereal rye

Transplant: wheat, oats, triticale, barley and cereal rye

Remember 1st soft frost approximately October 15th