Test your gar­den knowl­edge

Ontario Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT -

Are you a savvy fall gar­dener, or do you have some changes to make to your rou­tine next year? Test your knowl­edge by an­swer­ing true or false to the fol­low­ing ques­tions.

1. Dead an­nu­als left in the gar­den over win­ter will rot and in­fect the soil.

2. Leav­ing the dead stems on peren­ni­als pro­tects the crowns dur­ing the win­ter.

3. Make sure you rake all leaves out of your gar­den beds for a healthy gar­den.

4. Re­move blooms of goldenrod be­fore they go to seed to pre­vent al­ler­gies.

5. Rag­weed pollen is strongest near the plants first thing in the morn­ing.

6. The end of Au­gust is too late in the sea­son to plant any­thing you’ll ben­e­fit from this year.

7. Chrysan­the­mums bloom late in the sea­son be­cause they pre­fer cooler tem­per­a­tures.

8. Fall is the time to divide all peren­ni­als that need to be di­vided.

9. Never store toma­toes in the re­frig­er­a­tor.

10. You can start a new gar­den this fall out of the news­pa­per.

Check your an­swers on­line at lo­cal­gar­dener.net.

When do Chrysan­the­mums pre­fer to bloom?

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