The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

November 2019-Vol.5 No.11


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Table of Contents

November in the Vegetable Garden

End-of-season tasks

Row Covers: A Gardening Season-Extender With Benefits

These simple plant covers extend both ends of the growing season while encouraging vegetative growth and providing chemical-free pest protection.

Pesticide Storage and Disposal

What should I do with the leftovers?

Aronias: Native Shrubs for Fall Color

And maybe for food, too

Upcoming Events

Get info on becoming a Master Gardener; take an autumn hike; learn how to ID trees, attract pollinators, co-exist with wildlife, and more!

Aronia Berry Smoothie

Aronia berries can be rendered tasty

November Tasks in the Ornamental Garden

What can be planted this month?