Fall gardening tips: Leave leaves, bury bulbs, get garlic in the ground

WASHINGTON — Afternoons spent biting into fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes and collecting buckets of basil from the backyard are now a distant memory.

Summer’s bounty is gone, and the cold-weather months are officially here.

But just because frost is in the forecast doesn’t mean you need to abandon the garden. Kathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine, said fall is a great time to plan and plant for spring. Here are her top tips for gardening in the off season:

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