What do you love to eat in the fall? — Knuckle Down News, Week 12

It is a beautiful sunny day today and after some good rains, the soil is finally loose enough that I can get some of the overgrown weeds pulled! Too bad they have already gone to seed. I’m glad I don’t know how many seeds drop each time I try to remove a mature lambsquarter or pigweed from the garden, I’m guessing it is in the tens of thousands though.

Did you know that those seeds can stay viable for 50 years? I can already picture granny Jenny cursing me for my poor weeding regimen over the past two years. Oh well, next year I will be on top of it (she said, unconvinced but eternally optimistic).
Thank you to those of you who answered my fall vegetable question from last week. We will definitely have Winter squash, pie pumpkins and more salad greens coming your way. Although no one mentioned it specifically, this week we will have guest Spinach to round out your shares and some supplemental peppers to give mine a chance to ripen more fully (thanks Footstep Organics!).
If you didn’t email me a request and still want to, feel free, otherwise I will just have to guess what people want (lots of turnips, right?).

I am also still trying to squeeze in some last minute plantings, so cross your fingers for a long slow fall.

Sincerely,
— Jenny
This Week’s Share:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini or Eggplant
  • Assorted Winter Squashes or pumpkins
  • Spicy Salad Mix (it is a little munched, but hopefully I can harvest enough)
  • Maybe broccoli for the regular shares
  • Spinach
  • Herbs, hot peppers and flowers

 

harvesting tomatoes

a frog

harvested tomatoes