Less Noise, More Green: September RILocal Magazine and looking to fall

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September RILocal Magazine and looking to fall

RILocal Magazine, September 2014

Rhode Island folks, the September issue of RILocal Magazine is now available. Look for it at your local supermarket and cafe. My column this month is on transplanting strawberry runners and taking advantage of the cooler, wetter weather in September to make changes in your garden - planting new perennials and shrubs,or moving old ones.

Beauregard Sweet Potato Flower
Sweet potatoes are part of the morning glory family and their flowers are gorgeous!

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Delicata Squash
This Delicata squash will be ready to pick when the skin turns creamy yellow and the stem dries.
 The school year has started here in Rhode Island and although it is still August and the weather is definitely still summer-like, I feel a switch in my thinking and focus to fall crops and garden chores. Fall feels early this year but it is making itself known in crisp mornings, piercing blue skies and the hint of color changes in the trees. Bring it on.

Buttercup Squash
Buttercup squash is my favorite.
My garden is producing tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and squashes, among other things, like crazy. No one has told them about my mental season shift, so my days are filled with cooking and preserving and my freezer and pantry are filling up. Pickles and sauerkraut are on the schedule today.

Butternut Squash
Butternut squash.
How about you - are the seasons changing where you live?


1 comment:

  1. Lovely post thank you for sharing Sue have a blessed week