Episode-525- Time for Fall Garden Overdrive

Fall is no longer coming, nope it is here and in full swing!  Today is Oct. 6th 2010 that means only three weeks until little kiddos dressed as ghouls, ghosts and the latest cartoon heroes show up asking for candy.   You know what that means right?  A few weeks later we are stuffing ourselves with turkey we stuffed the night before and begin “insanity season” (Christmas shopping) and BAM! short days, flying snow and for those up north a few months of cabin fever.

All that means fresh veggies from the back yard are on the endangered species list until 2011 starting now unless we stay in high gear and plant winter harty crops, provide protection and preserve the surplus starting right now.  The good news is I am here today to help you do just that.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Fall to me is the most wonderful time of the year
  • Have you waited to long, no, may be, well no
  • What to plant for fall
    • Kale
    • Beets
    • Spinach
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Lettuces
    • Cabbage
    • Parsnips
    • Carrots
    • Onions
    • Garlic (for next year)
    • Fava beans
    • Kohlrabi
    • Collards
    • Swiss Chard
    • Chives
    • Bunching Onions
    • Radish
    • Mustards
    • Asian greens
  • Cheap season extenders – fish tanks, cold frames, mini green houses
  • Is it time for a real green house this year
  • Cover crops
  • Composting for next year
  • Establishing new beds even just killing “lawn” with cardboard
  • Preserving the current bounty
  • Containers – your secret weapon, as long as you can lift them
  • Getting hearty crops established before the real cold hits
  • The Christmas break and then back to work for spring

Resources for Today’s Show

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6 Responses to Episode-525- Time for Fall Garden Overdrive

  1. Yet to listen Jack, but up here in PEI, I harvested my last two lemon cucumbers. Parsley is hardy as ever, that is one tough biennial. And it dehydrates well in the Excalibur

    Saving this one for my drive to Cornwall Ontario too see my mom on Friday. I now have over 30 episodes to keep my on the road

  2. Episode 526? Don’t you mean 525?

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  4. Nevermind, Fixed it! 🙂

  5. yum squirrel stew!!!

  6. Thanks for the recipes for squirl stew. I think you should make a podcast on recipes for fish and game.