Fall gardening is an awesome time. This is the time of year to prepare for all the leafy greens, peas, and brassica’s. Seeds can be started four to eight weeks before they need to be planted in the ground. I spend the next four weekends planting trays of seeds. Those seedlings will eventually fit into my fall and winter garden plan. Healthy, thriving plants do just fine here during the winter months.

When you have a garden which is based on mulch like mine and heavens open for days, the slugs have found their Four Seasons hotel and invite their whole family. My plants resembled the Erie Horror Festival victims, not PA Farm Show contestants. I consulted our local Organic Gardening experts, The Rodale Institute outside of Kutztown, Pa.

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Ward off infestation of annoying garden pests like aphids by lightly spraying the stems, leaves, and buds of your flowers with a heavily diluted mixture of warm, soapy water and a few drops of liquid dish washing soap. Next, follow-up by rinsing with a generous spray of water. This is effective for even the most serious aphid problem.

The goal is to get the local surplus produce trucked to food banks. The law would give financial assistance to the farmers. Otherwise, the local farmers would not be able to afford to move the surplus produce to the food banks and similar places where the food is given away to local people in need.

When choosing the variety of onion you want to grow, there is one thing that needs to be considered. Onions have what is called day length requirements. Some need 13 to 16 hours of daylight and others only need 12 hours. Choose a variety that is best suitable for your area.

The final solution is an apt name. Get out there and take on the beasts yourself. I have a pair of scissors which now are devoted to slug slicing. Yes, even vegans get the instincts of a serial killer when their baby cabbages and kale are under daily attack.