In this issue:
- October in the Garden
- YouTube: Tips from National Kale Day
- Gardenerd Tip of the Month: Grow BioIntensive
- Gardenerd Product of the Month: 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success
1. October in the Garden
I’m seeing fall images on Instagram from gardeners across the country. Some show snowfall already! Others share the tapestry of autumn’s colorful transformation. We’ve got high winds (read: power outages) and hot temps (read: arson weather), but mornings are chilly. It keeps us on our toes.
In our test garden, we’ve prepped beds for fall planting, and we’ve transplanted Red Fife wheat into one bed. We planted lettuces, mustard greens, spinach and mache from seed. We’ve tucked sprouted potatoes into neat rows in a third bed. Soon we’ll transplant kale seedlings into the ground, when the weather cools down.
Need help planning your fall garden? Our last Fall gardening Planning Workshop is in early November, so join in here. And in case you missed it, check out our Podcast with John Jeavons, and our latest YouTube video below.
Happy fall gardening,
2. YouTube: Tips from National Kale Day
National Kale Day is the first Wednesday of October each year. This year, we shared our tips for growing kale, as well as our favorite varieties, in a YouTube Live broadcast on Oct. 3, 2018. If you love kale, this video is for you!
3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month – Podcast: Grow BioIntensive with John Jeavons
In case you missed it: John Jeavons is a walking encyclopedia of 50 years of Mini-Farming research. His method, Grow BioIntensive, uses less land, water, and other resources to grow a complete diet for one person. Learn all about it in our recent interview.
4. Gardenerd Product of the Month – 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success
Need help this fall? 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success is sorted by season. Jump to the Fall section for tips on bed prep, seed-starting, protection from pests (hello, cabbage worm, I’m talking to you), and more. It’s digital and easily readable from any Kindle App (which is free to download, BTW). Get your copy today!
Stay tuned for more tips and tidbits from Gardenerd.com. Happy fall gardening!
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