As the month draws to a close I look back at all that has been accomplished and can’t do anything but smile. Sure, I would have loved to have grown a bigger garden with more veggies and a wider variety of herbs but I don’t know many folks who don’t say that regardless of the season they’ve had.
The time has come to pull up the beloved heirloom tomato plants and get the beds ready for some fall carrots, parsnips and greens. We will also be planning the layout of the gardens for 2012 so that we can get a jump on tilling and amending in plenty of time. Just because the gardens are waning doesn’t mean that things will be slowing down here on the MEG homestead, quite the contrary! Now is the time we get to look back on what we’ve done, and what we want to do.
Cooler weather brings with it the opportunity to do a lot of outdoor projects that the oppressive summer heat made unbearable. Construction and craft projects will be happening on the homestead throughout the fall and winter months right up until time to get those seeds started in preparation for spring 2012. There will be new raised beds and new permanent beds put in place as well as challenges to keep us thinking and growing.
What Did We Learn?
John & I were so busy this month that we didn’t spend as much time here as we’d have liked, but we did manage to share several great recipes including:
Looking Ahead to September
In the coming month there are some great posts and new videos planned including tips for how to overwinter your favorite herbs, how to plan your garden for next year (and why you need to do it now), plus more great recipes and ideas that will help you live a simpler, more natural life without the need to wear patchouli and tie dyed t-shirts.
Thanks for reading!