October 2020

Musings on Migration
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Photo courtesy of Reddit By Joan Butler The Cedar Waxwings have moved on now, continuing their journey south to their wintering grounds. My gardens have been a stopover point in their migration for many years, and I’m sure my huge...
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Finally Moving Into Cool-Season Gardening
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"Bat" cuphea play the part for Halloween "Sunset" begonia offers more brilliant orange Fuyu persimmon are already sweet and can be eaten like an apple, even though they lack the brilliant orange color that they'll attain later as they soften....
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Garlic Planting Step-by-Step
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Late October is prime garlic planting time for the Atlanta area.  The bulbs overwinter in the garden and are harvested in the spring.  If you don’t traditionally plant winter crops, garlic is a great one to start with. Garlic (Allium...
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Sunday Night Supper
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In the light of a new fall surge of COVID-19 cases, the Ontario provincial government has been urging everyone to keep this year's Thanksgiving celebrations limited to members of one's immediate household. For us, this is less of a change...
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Safety in the School Garden during COVID
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How can you safely work in your school garden during the COVID pandemic?  Here are some guidelines from the Georgia Farm to School Alliance to assist you: Gardening Covid Guide WEB The post Safety in the School Garden during COVID...
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Sowing Fall and Winter Edibles, and Review of Summer’s Tomatoes
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Starting seeds in containers and in the soil. Fuyu type persimmons starting to ripen and can be eaten when crunchy like an apple or allowed to color orange fully and get soft and sweet. (Hachiya-type persimmons are rounded and pointy-ended,...
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