Why October is the Best Time to Plan Your Spring Garden

Oct 14, 2016


The rich yellows, oranges, and reds of fall are dominant in the landscape right now, but it’s time to start thinking about the pinks, purples, and whites of spring. 
On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa State University horticulturists Cindy Haynes and Richard Jauron about fall bulbs and how to plan for your spring garden.   


​They say that October is the optimal month to plant bulbs. Typically, there are a few really nice days that you can go out and get it done. Cindy Haynes says, "Don't procrastinate!" Plant before the ground freezes. Once the ground freezes, it's too late and you will be forced to grow your plants inside.