Learning to put the garden to bed

SYCAMORE – In the “dog days of August,” it can be hard to believe the first frost is only about six weeks away. Now is the time to start preparing your garden for next year. Join Bill Mitchell for the final Back on the Farm Gardening talk at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Mitchell has volunteered hundreds of hours at the Sycamore History Museum gardens. During this talk he will explore how to prepare for the end of the growing season and how to clean up the garden. Some of the topics will include the tools needed for clean-up, moving plants, planting bulbs for next year, mulching the garden, and how to compost successfully. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions.

This is the last in the series of talks sponsored by the DeKalb County Master Gardeners and the University of Illinois Extension. They are free and open the public; donations are welcome. The talk will be held at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., Sycamore. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit

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