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Teen Garden - Week Thirteen

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:36am -- SKobos

Hello there! Hope the storm yesterday left your home and garden intact! By now, if you're gardening yourself, you should be in the midst of your summer harvest. Again here, we have a nice selection of basil, zucchini, tomatoes, and cucumbers we've been picking and enjoying. "But what about the fall?" you might be thinking. Well if you plant some stuff right now, you might have more stuff to pick in the coming months! Some of the lovely things you can hope to grow in the fall include:

  • Beets
  • Carrots 
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Scallions (One of my favorites!)

Check out more information about how you can plant a fall garden here.

Speaking of scallions, did you know that you can re-grow lots of veggies from kitchen scraps? I use scallions a few times a week, and haven't actually bought any for months! I placed the roots in a jar of water on a windsill for a while, and once they sprouted again, I planted them in a pot. And now I always have some fresh and ready to go. If you do something like that though, just make sure you keep them on a windowsill away from any cats. Not only are onions (and garlic, and lots of other things) super poisonous to cats, but mine sure loves to knock off and destroy any plant he can reach! Learn how to regrow your onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and much more here and here.

Another thing you can do with your veggie scraps before you throw them in the compost is make vegetable broth. Clean the scraps you are planning on using very, very, very well (or else your broth will taste like dirt!), and keep them in a bag in the freezer until you are ready to cook. Learn more here.

Happy gardening!

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