A rainy Tuesday morning is a good time for a stretching exercise with ways to extend and expand your garden throughout the year. Let’s jump-start our stretching with a Benjamin Franklin quote. “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” Are you stretching yet? It's time to kick off an action plan for extending your garden season when it matters most.
In case you missed last Wednesday’s post, http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2012/11/whats-in-cold-storage.html, it asked what produce you had in cold storage. Maybe you skipped over it because you think it’s too tedious or you only grow a small amount. Maybe you just don’t think ‘long-term’ when lining out your produce patch. You don’t have to be a commercial farmer to think long-term, produce goals. And while the below link on storing produce from Johnny’s Selected Seeds is meant for the full-fledged farmer, the information is invaluable for any small amount of produce you should store.
Plus, it can give you some ideas on what to try and test in next year’s garden patch. Think long-term, not just short-term growth. Another tidbit for Johnny’s: if you go to their website this Thursday, November 15th, their new 2013 products will be previewed prior to the catalog arriving in the mail soon.
If you’re behind like us, still planting garlic or picking a few things buried (i.e., potatoes and horseradish); it depends what you grow. Or maybe the produce area is off limits now, making all the more reason to have planting plans organized for next year.
Yes, it’s the Tuesday morning stretch. Think cold storage and extend your garden produce season throughout the year.
Top Image of Pumpkins in cold storage waiting to turn into Pumpkin something by Ann Bilowz
Bottom Image of Garlic bulbs still waiting to get planted in the ground by Ann Bilowz
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