11 Sep Fall is in the Air!
I just returned from a week away- unplugged, roaming the beautiful countryside of Vermont. I wrote a blog post about my travels- see the article in the sidebar on the left. Pictures too! I arrived home to find my garden literally overflowing with produce. You know you have an abundant harvest when you fire up your chest freezer in the cellar for the first time in a few years. I spent my last vacation day processing tomatoes, beans, peppers, and cooking a delicious dinner-garden to table! The full moon on Monday night was enormous. It marks the time to plant root crops. In our part of the world that means radish seeds can go in this weekend. The organic fall veggie seedlings that we have left are now seventy five percent off- that includes kale plants! I saw so much kale in Vermont. This crop will get better as the weather gets colder. You can even plant kaleseeds now. Last year we ran out and everyone wanted it. This year we are well stocked. Kale doesn’t have to only grow in your veggie garden. It is very ornamental and can be planted in bare spots in your perennial borders. It will most likely be the last green plant standing in early December…or beyond. Did I mention it is very nutritious too?