There's probably still time to establish shelter and food plants for the birds! This photo is of Common Snowberry, Symphoricarpos albus, which provides winter food for many birds and mammals (not humans, though! 🙂). 🕊🐿 My wishlist is below, for the future! 💚.
1. 🌱 Herbaceous: borage, fennel, globe thistle, clover, kale, parsley, valerian, vetch.
2. 🌿 Shrubs: current, gooseberry, elderberry, manzanita, huckleberry, shrub roses, thimbleberry.
3. 🌳 Trees: cherry, hawthorne, apple.
Our fermented apples are ready and they are awesome tasting. Eating this apple brings back the memories of childhood. We often talk about how back in the day people were healthier but we forget about how they used to eat. Most people even in America had small gardens ate less processed food, and ate less in general. They fermented and preserved food that they consumed throughout winter until the next harvest began. If we were to go back to the ways that it was intended for humans we would all be healthier and have better lives. If you want to expand or start a garden next spring right now is perfect time to plan for that and prepare the spit for it. Lets do this peeps
Well I don’t know if the potatoes gave it to the tomatoes or visa versa but either way they both got the dreaded blight!! So very sadly almost all have had to come out, only got a few plants left but at least those ones are still covered in fruit and flowers. Right, where are those bananas?!
We are firmly in brussels sprouts season. We have grown these for several years, and have had baskets like this as early as mid-July, which turned out to be cool and all, but not a sweet as these fall baskets and an unnecessary food during the height of summer goodness. This year we did one planting of three different varieties (sown indoors end of April), all maturing at slightly different times. We have had small harvests of brussels since sometime in August, but haven’t harvested in earnest until just last week. We grow two varieties from @johnnys_seeds, hestia and diablo, and tried the red rubine from @bakercreekseeds. Though we haven’t had much success with tight sprouts on the latter, it was lovely to have the variegated foliage in our brussels patch all summer long. We plan to store some of these in our root cellar and will have sprouts from the garden on our holiday dinner plates later this fall. #seedtofork#brusselsprouts#eatyourveggies#growyourown#growyourownfood#fallharvest#fallgarden#inmygarden#mygarden#gardenchat#minnesotagarden
Bietola colorata & tanto lavoro
Amo follemente il mio lavoro, tanto da superare le sveglie delle 4 del mattino, tanto da stare ore in ginocchio a raccogliere tutto il buono che la terra ci dona ogni giorno.
Amo il mio lavoro perché amo sapere che io, la mia famiglia e i miei clienti mangiamo ortaggi assolutamente biologici e di conseguenza totalmente privi di pesticidi o concimi chimici.
Il nostro corpo è il tempio della nostra anima.
Trattatelo con amore, quando funziona bene quello,funziona bene pressoché tutto.
Vi auguriamo un coloratissimo martedì, colorato come le nostre bietole 👩🏻🌾
#ortoprimofiore#organicgarden | #madeintuscany 💚
This is one of my all-time favorite photos of ‘Will’s Wonderful’ mum and a beautiful male Monarch butterfly.
The contrast of the colors makes it hard to catch my breath.
If you want to attract pollinators like this fabulous butterfly to your garden, plant what they like to eat. Use nectar-rich plants that have simple blooms. Then, don’t forget to plant what their babies like to eat too. In the case of Monarchs, it’s all about milkweed. Because so much milkweed was lost to herbicide use, it’s up to gardeners and homeowners everywhere to plant as much as we can.
Every pollinator baby has its favorite food. If you attract the adults with good, simple nectar plants like sunflowers, asters, zinnias and mums, you’re inviting them in for romance.
Cue the romantic music! 🎶
You know what romance causes? Babies!
Make sure their babies have something to eat too. .