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Continue to pick tomatoes, which had a slow start this season. 'Dario' (Marshalls, pounds 1.77) has been very successful. Its large fruit, about four to a pound, make fabulous soup.

Sow lawn seed in areas that have been well dug, raked and cleared of stones and debris. The warm, moist soil will encourage seed to germinate and grow before frost strikes.

Cut back dying stems of herbaceous perennials and compost them, but leave penstemons until March, so as to avoid frost damage to young growth.