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Weed'em and Reap will be at a member's home this FridayPosted Monday, October 13, 2008, at 10:29 PM
Since this blog can be read world wide, I will refrain from giving personal details but Jere Roberts will host this Friday's meeting of our garden club.
For those of you who know her, the invitation is open to all. For those who might need more information, contact me at Steve@mybedfordcounty.com and I will fill you in.
Some side notes on the garden:
I got an interesting surprise today as I pulled dried stalks of sweet corn to throw on the compost pile. I opened some dried ears to find perfectly sweet and tender corn inside. I mean the husks were brown, but the corn inside was great. I ate my share right there in the garden and brought the rest in for others to eat at dinner.
The Bok Choy was great in stir fry along with the last of green beans, and tomatoes keep coming. I have not had success in years past, but once again I am thinking of bringing a tomato in to the greenhouse to see if I can overwinter it AND get a few early/late tomatoes.
Another GREAT benefit of a fall garden is the lack of bugs. The only thing around seems to be stink bugs and they don't do much harm. I really wish we had better rain.
Last week while in the Carolina's I tried to get some mustard and turnip seeds. The only thing I found was a mix of turnip, mustard and radishes. Has anyone grown radishes for a green? Could be interesting.
Got to make some watercress soup this week. The water garden is once again being overrun and it is a bit of self defense to eat it. Last time we had it as a green in a broth soup. This time I might puree it and try creamed watercress with a heavy cream base. Anyone have favorite watercress recipes?
As warm as it is it is hard to imagine a killing frost, but it is about time. I believe October 15th is our average first frost in this area. I need to get on the firewood anyway, so a killing frost might be the motivator I need.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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