Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gardeners 'To Do List': Sept

Lots of rain so far. While planting seeds has stopped, harvesting is going to be a full time job this week.

Finally all your hard work has paid off, but not what are you going to do with all this food? Might I suggest you read my post on "Storing Your Extra Food"  Personally I like to dehydrate because to the low energy needed and the long term storage potential.

Time to harvest and eat:
  • Lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tomato
  • Eggplants
  • Pepper
  • Winter Squash
  • Summer Squash
  • Potatos
  • Cucumber
  • Melons
  • Corn
  • Beans
Transplant into the soil (from your starting seeds or bought from a garden store):
  • Done for season
Sow seeds into the soil:
  • Done for season
Start seeds in doors:
  •   Done for season

You still have extra time and want to do more. (where are you getting this free time???)
  • How about adding more mulch to your garden beds to help retain moister and prevent weeds?
  • How about a hugelkultur garden bed?
  • What about adding a automated drip irrigation system?
  • How about creating a small green house?

Monday, September 10, 2012

CSA: 8th Box

Here is the 8th box from my CSA (from LotFotl). I went to my pickup point,  Sweet Water Organic's Warehouse to pick up my CSA box this week. It has been awhile sense I cooked with Rutabaga's but I like the recipe of 'cubing and sauteing them' given to me in LotFotl's email.

The box includes the following:
  • Kale 
  • Tomatoes (16)
  • Beans
  • Rutabaga (2)
  • Shallots (3)
  • Potatoes (15)
  • Corn (4)
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Bell peppers (3)
  • Eggs (12)
You can check out my CSA price break down here (Frozen Gardener). Getting that Farmers Market itch? check this list of Milwaukee farmers market here (