|First Golden Plums, Now Scarlet Leaves|
Last Harvests and Giving Thanks
It’s true that the dark time of year is upon us. Daylight hours are shrinking and in the US (except for a few states) we’re already into “Daylight Wasting” time. We’re past mid-fall and into the final day-shrink. Nights are cool and weather can be stormy. And yet, when the sun shines it’s warm in the garden. The soil warms up, unlike its perpetually chilly winter condition. Tomatoes are still ripening, even optimistically producing new flowers…though prudent gardeners remove these so plants will concentrate their energies on ripening already-set fruits. Peppers and zucchini still show up at the farmers’ market. Leaves still cling to our dogwood and plum trees, blazing in yellow, burnt orange, and burgundy. The apple tree leaves are still green. Does it seem “unseasonably” warm to anyone else?
|First Dogwood Blossoms, Now Crimson Leaves|
|Money Plant Ready for Harvest|
Enjoy your November. Feel free to start giving thanks for the harvest and the other blessings in your life now. No need to wait till our official Thanks-giving holiday on the 22nd.
|California Poppies Bloom in Any Season|
November Fruits and Veggies
|Last of the Apple Harvest for 2012|
Pinto Beans (fresh)
Oranges (beginning of season)
|End of Basil Season|
Favorite and New November Recipes
DIY Stewed Tomatoes (freeze)