Less Noise, More Green

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Finding fall interest in my edible landscape

We are at the end of October and I am amazed and delighted at how much of what is growing in my front yard edible landscape is still green and healthy! My fear of an ugly dead mud pit for a garden has not materialized. The garden is, of course, responding to the change of season and the annuals and summer perennials are fading and dying but they are changing into beautiful brown, orange and gold sculptures, freezing the plants in a moment of time. This is the fall 'interest' in my garden, a variation on the theme.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Planting garlic and strawberry runners and loving fall vegetables

Assorted beets

The pace of my fall garden is wonderfully slow. The frantic harvesting and preserving of summer has relaxed into small bursts of "beating the frost" activity, followed by large quantities of sitting and enjoying. There are a few tasks left to do in my garden in October, though, namely planting garlic and transplanting strawberry runners. The rest is clean up and prep for the winter months ahead.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In my kitchen this week

Today I am joining the Beauty That Moves Blog Hop, celebrating the food prepared and enjoyed in our kitchens over the last week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Protecting and Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

Harvesting Sunflower Seeds, urban farming Edible landscaping

I grew Sunseed Sunflowers in my new front yard edible landscape this year.  They did not grow very tall and bloomed quickly but they brought me joy every time I saw them waving in the breeze. I grew them not only for their beauty but for their edible seeds, which this variety is known for. Bringing these seeds to maturity and harvest, however, was going to be challenging and would write another chapter in my ongoing "Gardener Verses Squirrel" Saga.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed Delicata Squash recipe, fall gardening,

I'm sorry, buttercup squash, but you are no longer my favorite fall vegetable. I have a new darling and it's name is delicata.  With a much shorter maturity date than other winter squashes and an edible skin, there are a lot of reasons to include this squash in a four seasons garden. Oh, and it is delicious!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beauty That Moves Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Beauty That Moves Blog Hop, which celebrates the week's activity in the kitchen and the food created there.