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4-H Family Fall Festival

This flyer describes Grafton County's 2014 4-H Family Fall Festival event.  This event includes presentations of county awards, gardening program awards, and festival contests.

AnSci - Fall Fuzzies Horse Show

The 2015 Fall Fuzzies Horse Show October 11, 2015

Dividing Perennials

Q. Can I divide perennials in the fall?

A. Late summer or early fall, when the worst of summer’s heat is over, is a great time to divide perennials. Because there are so many gardening tasks in the spring, it also helps to spread your workload.  Perennials need to be divided when they develop small or sparse foliage or bare spots in the middle. These signs are a good indicator that there is too much competition for water, nutrients and space.

Fall divisions will have plenty of time to develop new roots as long as you allow 6 to 8 weeks before the ground freezes.  Iris, peonies, poppies and moss pinks even do better when divided in early fall.  The only poor choice of a time to lift and divide perennials is in August, a hot month with little rain. If possible, lift and divide perennials when they are not in bud or bloom.

Choose a cool, cloudy day to divide perennials and try to water a day ahead. If dividing in the fall, cut the foliage back to 6 to 8 inches. Use a shovel to dig under all 4 sides of the plant about 3 inches out from the edge of the plant.  Lift out the clump to be divided, shake off the loose soil and remove any dead leaves or stems. Clumps with fibrous roots can be pulled apart by hand or with spading forks. Plants with tough, dense, roots (like hosta or daylily) may need to be cut apart with a knife or sharp spade. Discard the old centers of the plants as well as any soft, rotted roots. Re-plant your divisions immediately, water them well, and keep them moist for several weeks.

Fall 2011 TAFW Newsletter

Fall 2011 Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Articles

Fall 2011 TAFW Newsletter

Fall 2011 Taking Action for Wildlife Newsletter Articles

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show will be held at the Youth Center in New Boston in October.  Pre-registration is required. Class information will be made available closer to show date.

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show 2015

Open horse show in October held at the Youth Center in New Boston. Information and registration packet will be available in September.

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show 2016

Fall Fuzzies Horse Show 2016

Fall is a Great Time to Lime

Lime is applied directly to the soil of your lawn to increase the soil pH. Soil pH, a
measure of the soil’s acidity or alkalinity, can directly influence the vigor and quality of
your home lawn.

Fall Leaves

What can I do with all the fall leaves I’ve raked up?

Fall Vegetables

If you want to get more from your garden this year you should consider a late summer planting. Naturally you won’t be able to start such long-season crops as tomatoes, peppers, squash, cabbage or melons. However, early August is an ideal time to start cool-weather crops like peas, greens (lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, mesclun, mizuna, mustards, etc.) and root crops (carrots, radishes and beets). These will thrive under the growing conditions of early fall and the hardiest of them can be harvested until the ground freezes. Squeezing in a last planting of beans is a little risky because there may not be time for them to mature before the first frost, but what’s life without a little risk?

Fall Webworm and Eastern Tent Caterpillar - #29

Fall Webworm and Eastern Tent Caterpillar - Pest Factsheet #29


By autumn, many of the spring- and summer-blooming perennials have faded, leaving the garden bleak and colorless.  But some perennials, such as asters and goldenrod, will provide vivid color until the first killing frost or even later.


I’d like to grow some garlic, and I’ve heard that mid-October is the traditional planting time.If so, how do I go about it?

Grafton County 4-H Awards Night and 4-H Fall Festival

Flyer advertising the annual awards night and fall festival open to all youth ages 5 to 18.

Is there anything special I need to do for my roses before the snow flies?

Winter protection is necessary for most types of garden roses, but we don’t recommend heavy fall pruning.

After the first hard frost of late fall use one of the following procedures for protecting your hybrid tea
and floribunda roses.

NH Land Trust Coalition Fall Workshop

NH Land Trust Coalition Fall Workshop Flyer

NHLTC 2016 Fall Flyer

Conservation Easements and Alternative Energy Systems:  Can they work together?

NHLTC Fall 2014 workshop Flyer

NHLTC Fall 2014 workshop Flyer

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