Q: I’m unsure what gardening activities I should be doing now. Any suggestions? — Sam S., Atascadero
A: September’s a great month in the garden, and there’s plenty to do. Though some days may be summertime hot, days are shortening, shadows are lengthening and fall colors will begin to appear across the landscape with the arrival of the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22.
The top two tomatoes at an informal tomato and basil tasting at the Master Gardeners’ Tomato Extravaganza and Plant Sale on Aug. 18 were New Girls and Sungold.
To learn more about these varieties, visit www.growabundant.com.