Thursday, September 20, 2012

end of summer

It's the end of summer and I'm taking stock of the garden and planning fall projects. This year I have really enjoyed growing new things, like banana peppers, and trying new things, like making pickles. Between what I've grown, generous friends, and my CSA, I know I'm eating healthier and more sustainably than ever before.

I'm about to throw the towel in on my tomatoes and get that space ready for a winter veggie garden. My peppers, especially the jalapenos are still producing, which will make a nice addition to this weekend's chili. In the upper south, right now is a great time to aerate and over-seed your lawn too. And while most irrigating can be cut back this time of year, newly-seeded lawns should be sprinkled twice daily (e.g., 4am and 4pm).

Today I collected almost 50 Chinkapin Oak acorns in a matter of minutes. Potential fall projects I have in mind are: germinate the acorns and make baby oak trees, become an urban forager and prepare them for consumption, or most likely some combination of the two. I will undoubtedly report successes/ failures here.

Until then, happy foraging/gardening!

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