In this issue:
- September in the Garden
- Fall Planning and Composting Classes
- Gardenerd Tip of the Month: OrangePippin.com
- Gardenerd Product of the Month: Gardenerd Mug
1. September in the Garden
September has persisted with harsh weather; floods in Arizona, drought and extreme heat in California, and other natural extremes around the globe. Our garden beds are empty and awaiting cooler weather to plant out seedlings. Soon…we keep saying. Fall is just around the corner.
Those seedlings sown a month ago are ready to go in the ground. Broccoli, kale, cabbage and kohlrabi are hanging on for cooler temps. There’s still time to start plants from seed (or plants in short-season locations) for fall gardening. Need a hint about what to plant? Here’s your quick fall planting guide: all cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.; root crops like carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips; potatoes (if the ground doesn’t freeze over); garlic and onions; peas–sugar snap and snow; lettuces and mustard greens; radishes; arugula and most herbs except basil.
If you need help planning your garden, we have 2 more classes coming up this fall. See details below. Also, check out our latest blog posts on The 2014 Heirloom Expo and my interview with Dave Ledoux.
2. Fall Planning and Composting Workshops
Locals in the Los Angeles are can take advantage of our upcoming classes. We’ve just added a Composting Workshop, and although this week’s Fall Planning Class is full, there is still one more to come:
Fall Garden Planning Workshop – The Sept. class is sold out, but there’s still room in our October 19th class. We’ll spend 2 hours plotting out your fall garden. Learn the tips and tricks to successful fall gardens year after year.
Composting Workshop – Just Added! You’ve asked for it, so here it is. One more composting class for fall gardening. Join us on October 18th form 9-11 am. for a hands-on workshop. Learn how to turn garden waste into gardeners gold.
3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – OrangePippin.com
On the heels of the Heirloom Expo, where heritage varieties and seeds are all the rage, we found this website that explores apples like none other. OrangePippin.com not only lists hundreds of apple cultivars, tracing their history back centuries, but also offers a list of U-pick farms where said cultivars can be found all over the world. Feast your eyes and make a plan to go pick apples this fall near you. If you grow apples, you can register your farm as well.
4. Gardenerd Product of the Month – Gardenerd Mug
It won’t be long before we’ll need to put on a jacket and heat up a cup of tea as we walk through the garden. Plan ahead and get your Gardenerd Mug for just such an occasion. A generous 14 oz mug holds your favorite beverage while displaying your gardenerd tendencies proudly. Suitable for office or home.