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It never fails, I always have extra cucumbers. I can't quit keep up with them, tho I'm not complaining. So what do I do?
Of course after pickles, fried, on sandwiches, in vinegar and sour cream, and just cucmbers with salt and peppe, what else can a person do? Well, how about juicing or blending and putting in the freezer for smoothies! I did it last year and come middle of winter I was glad I did! The flavor is reminisent of summer and that is a good thing here in Michigan.
It's getting on in October and while I'm immensely enjoying the colors I am trying to stay on top of my "To Do List". Some of the things on that list include: finish planting the garlic, dig up the rest of the potatoes (clean them and store them), get a trailer load of manure to put onto all the gardens, pick the rest of the apples (freeze, make applesauce, juice and AC vinegar ), harvest the herbs (dry them or freeze them in olive oil), dig up the gladiola bulbs (store them for next year), harvest any remaining dandelion root (dry), mulch strawberry plants, pick any remaining elderberry still lingering on the trees (freeze), pick enough crab-apples (jelly), watch the pears (can and jelly), plan next years garden (crop rotation)...
What's on your to do list?
Let's Save The Bees!
Our pollinators have it hard these days, given all the toxins; insecticides and herbicides so routinely sprayed. If you would like to help save the bees, plant these:
HERBS: Anise Hyssop, Borage, Catmint, Cilantro, Fennel, Lavender and Sage
PERENNIALS: Anemone, Aster, Buttercup, Crocus, Geranium, Hollyhocks, Snowdrops
ANNUALS: Calendula, Cleome, Heliotrope, Poppy, Sunflower, Sweet Alyssum
David and Valerie Zimmer, owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management and chemical free gardeners.
Help Save The Bees!
Help save the bees! Go organic!
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