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Kathy Jentz

Editor/Publisher/Gardener, Washington Gardener Magazine

www.washingtongardener.com  

301-588-6894

Kathy Jentz is Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine. Kathy is a life-long gardener from a family of farmers and dedicated gardeners. Currently, she is President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and on the board of several other clubs and organizations. You can read Kathy's work in the Washington Examiner and Washington Woman in addition to regular guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4 and WAMU radio.

Washington Gardener magazine, the gardening publication published specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. We sent out our premiere issue in March/April 2005 and we are now about to be celebrating our fifth anniversary.

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Winterize a Vegetable Garden - Last Harvest

In this video, Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, demonstrates how to winterize a vegetable garden including your last harvest of the season.

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Kathy Jentz: Hi, I am Kathy Jentz. I am showing you how to winterize your vegetable garden. And this time, we are talking about your last harvest of the season. So we are going to be collecting vegetables and getting them in and tearing out your old plants and mulching them in your compost pile.

So, as you see we have already collected some gourds from the frost bitten plants on the other section of our garden. And we are going to start pulling off all our tomatoes. And it doesn't matter if they are green, yellow, orange or red, at this point, we will just take them all and if your have a sunny window seal, you can just set them out and let them ripen in your window seal and or you can make green jelly jam or just pickle these and still have the green tomatoes. So waste not. We also have a ton of peppers to pick. Same thing, you can prepare them green or let them ripen on a sunny window seal or any brown paper bag. And we will pick all these. And then we will actually pull out the entire plant, shake off as much soil as possible. And then we will be putting these in our compost pile. So, pulling out the corn from this vegetable bed. It's definitely at the end of the seeds and then we want to want clean off any nice soil that we have. It's pretty easy just to pull out by hand. And some of which should just come up like that. If you have to use a shovel, you can. We want to break it down into smaller segments and then you can compost it or put it out with your yard waste. So that's how we do our last harvest of the season. Our next segment will be about winterizing your garden with mulch and cover-crops.