FALL PLANTING DIY - Top 10 Veggies to Plant This Fall

YES!  You heard me right!  It is time to get planting.  
"ThatGarden Guy", Lee Ganim of Ganim's Garden Center in Fairfield, CT  says, "Plant now what you planted in April."  Easy.  "Everybody can do this."
That's what Mel Bartholomew, the Founder of Square Foot Gardening has said for over 40 years!  
Read Mel's Fall Planting thoughts here.
Hard to believe?  Try it - you'll not just like it, you'll love your cool weather veggies - and they'll love you back and help you to "boost your health from a box" even late in the growing season.  Dark leafy greens and root veggies are our stars here!

My Top 10 Vegetables for Fall Planting:

1.    Garlic is usually planted in the fall, and harvested the following summer. Wait until temperatures have cooled, usually mid-November before a hard frost in the Northeast, before you get it in the ground.

2.    Radishes are a quick growing root crop with simple heart shaped leaves. Colorful and healthful - red, purple, pink, white, even black - round, or long and skinny like the Daikon radish - raw for munching or cooked in Miso Soup or stir fry!  The leaves of the radish plant actually contain more Vitamin C, protein and calcium than their roots. They have been used to treat kidney and skin disorders, fight cancer.
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FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING

Came across this again, recently and just wanted to share.
We are the cultivators of our life. 
What we plant is what we grow. 
How we tend our garden is how we tend our life. 
How we do one thing is how we do everything.



FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING ...
 

PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS :

1. Peace of mind

2. Peace of heart

3. Peace of soul
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Inside the Square: Hosting Mel Bartholomew, Creator & Founder of Square Foot Gardening

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Well, it started with this, a vision to welcome SQUARE FOOT GARDENING FOUNDATION MEL BARTHOLOMEW to the Adirondack - Lake George Region. One of my other home away from home places. Family roots, past and present. Here's where it took us!
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Got Dirt? Get Out and Play

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Mmmmmm...Got dirt?

Hope so!

Well, certainly after a long and what many consider a "wonderful" Winter - Spring has sprung!  So, it's time to get down and dirty.  Birds do it, bees do it, our growers, gardeners and farmers do it and so can you.  All ages and all abilities should - for that matter.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's to You, Your Health & Your Happiness!!!

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Glorious Greens
Green vegetables are the foods most missing in modern diets. Learning to cook and eat greens is essential to creating health. When you nourish yourself with greens, you will naturally crowd out the foods that make you sick. Greens help build your internal rain forest and strengthen the blood and respiratory systems. They are especially good for city people who rarely see fields of green in open countryside. Green is associated with spring, the time of renewal, refreshment and vital energy. In Asian medicine, green is related to the liver, emotional stability and creativity.
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