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Before we go much further, I want to remind you of the Ember Days coming up next week. They occur on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday — Sept. 16, 18-19. Without more explanation, these are no-plant days — and “planting” includes seeding, transplanting to the garden or pot. In short, anything …

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What’s left of Friday is under the influence of Gemini (the arms) days. This is the perfect sign for beans and, according to the planting chart in "Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky," there’s still plenty of time for them to make it before cold weather and frost. Beans, of course, produce…

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I hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season and you’re making plans now for your 2020 garden. And when I say “garden” it can be any size from a tub on the porch or patio to a commercial garden from which you give away or sell the excess.

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Editor’s note: This will be the last PBTS for 2019, as Case will take next week off. The column will return on Jan. 4, 2020 as we kick off a new gardening season.

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Since there’s no planting going on unless it’s in a greenhouse, let’s keep it short this week and review what’s ahead in December. In just a little more than three weeks we’ll be turning the calendar and stepping into the third decade of the 21st century. It’s kind of mind boggling – at leas…

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I’m sure you’re aware Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday — as in tomorrow — when we “fall back” and retrieve that hour’s sleep we lost in the spring. How that impacts this column is that all times give are now Eastern Standard (EST) rather than Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). And that’s…

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In today’s column, in addition to the daily information you just read, we have the “fogs in August report” from Fogwarn Cindy Howard, plus a bit more about winter weather and the November Overview for those still planting in greenhouses, cold frames or low tunnels. The  folks are sending me …

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he Autumnal Equinox is at 3:50 a.m. Monday and with it the autumn – or fall – season officially arrives. We’re going to have increasingly more darkness for a while longer, but this time three months from now, when Christmas is knocking at the door, the days will start to slowly get longer again.

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According to Home Gardening in Kentucky, today is the final day for planting in the unprotected garden — and it’s a killing day anyway, so you don’t want to plant those radishes. Therefore, unless it’s in a low tunnel, cold frame or green house, we’re through planting for the year!

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This week and beyondMoon: Dark moon rules until the new moon at 6:37 a.m. Aug. 30, below ground producers during this period.Signs: Today, very fertile for below-ground producers; Sunday-Tuesday, no planting/killing sign rules; Wednesday-Thursday, very fertile; Friday-Saturday, bean/pea sign…