Tuesday, October 13, 2015
cold hardy crops

Utilizing cold frames, row covers, bell covers, field hoop houses and cold-hardy crops are options for gardeners to extend the growing season.
Jacob's cattle beans

Beans can provide homegrown protein for individuals who want to grow their own food.
fall bulbs: daffodils, tulips, peonies, irises

Planting spring-flowering bulbs in early fall allows roots adequate time to develop before the ground freezes.
okra and seeds

Let’s not get so excited about harvesting vege crops that we forget to save seed for next season!
radishes, lettuce and carrots

In August our regional average temperature begin to decrease, signaling that fall is on the way. Plant now to fill your cornucopia with an abundant fall harvest!

Growing garlic is easy. Garlic planted in fall and overwintered is ready to harvest by mid to late summer.
fruit preserves

Making jams and jellies is a science to be mastered.
potato stamp

Stamping with fruits and vegetables is a great way for gardeners to showcase their homegrown produce and for adults to teach children about healthy food and basic botany.
washing leafy greens

Proper storage of produce keeps it fresh and ripe until you are ready to eat or preserve it. Storing produce in ideal conditions also improves its taste, texture and appearance.
veggie chips

Food dehydration is often overlooked as a method of food preservation, but it's a super space saver and and keeps foods safe from spoilage and pests.