Fall Plantings

Ken plants all season.  This week he has been transplanting fall greens.  Here are some in the garden         He has been clearing space, and preparing other beds for late season crops as well.  He pulled the sunflowers and gave the seed heads to the chickens to enjoy before the rodents ate them! Ken likes to wait a bit before planting so he can rake or cultivate.  This gives the plants a …

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Pollinators

Pollinators are crucial to a garden.  About a third of our food requires pollination.  Think of all those flowering plants that produce a “fruit” for us to eat – peas, beans, cucumbers, squash, melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, apples, plums, raspberries, strawberries, etc     Ken keeps honey bees, and we encourage all pollinators.  We try to have something blooming for them .  Now the anise hyssop is blooming.         It is a …

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Eggplant – One recipe idea

We raise eggplant.  Ken often combines eggplant with other summer vegetables like onions, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and tops with cheese for a bake.       I was looking for a new eggplant recipe and tried this.  Slice and salt eggplant;         they will weep so you can absorb some moisture in a towel         Season some bread crumbs in a flat dish and beat an egg in a …

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