August 14, 2019
Managing horticultural landscapes in September is essential to healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau county gardeners.
• The average first frost is September 15 (Carter), September 18 (Kenilworth and Highwood), September 20 (Big Sandy), September 25 (Fort Benton) and September 28 in Geraldine. All fruit and vegetables should be harvested before temperatures drop below 40° to 50°F.
• Ripen tomatoes in a paper bag along with an apple, or hang the entire plant upside down in the garage.
• Plant spring-flowering bulbs.