The season for harvesting roots is here! Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures we’re currently experiencing in Atlanta and elsewhere throughout the country, now is the ideal time to dig roots for food and medicine.
The short days and chilly nights of the season send me into nesting mode each year, and I start to use a handful of things with increased frequency. With the official start of winter just one week away, I’ve found myself reaching for rosehips.
With temperatures beginning to drop below freezing at night, it’s important to take the proper steps to winterize your water system.
Save for fall and winter blooming species, the lush greens and vibrant hues of spring and summer have given way to the rusty palette of browns that follows on the heels of peak leaf season color. As plants begin dormancy, the last of the leaves are dropping in droves and most flowers and grasses have long since gone to seed. Conventionally speaking, we now sit squarely in ‘fall cleanup’ season. But typical fall landscaping practices can do more harm than good.
Whether you want to grow crops for winter or get ready to hit the ground running next spring, fall is the perfect time to start planning your garden. But no two sites are the same! Below, I’ll walk you through 5 different methods for growing a vegetable garden at home.