Silver and Gold Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 17

FALL EDIBLES Part of our series: “grow it, don’t mow it” W e spend a huge amount of time, money and resources looking after the lawn – cutting it, fertiziling, growing it, then cutting it down again – when we should be revisiting our gardens for planting FOOD! Here are some veggies you can still plant this fall: BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, CAWLIFLOWER – Yes, they can still be planted in late summer to early fall, will thrive in cooler weather and will tolerate a good amount of frost, and will be ready to harvest in about 50 days. Furniture – custom design & build, restore & repair. Deck & fence repairs. Call me for your small home repairs – backsplashes, baseboards, trim and more. RADISH – Radishes are one of the fastest growing vegetables, ready to harvest in about 30 days, and they are very tolerant to cooler weather. DON’T FORGET THE GARLIC – Plant garlic around mid-October, when the first frost has occurred but before the soil freezes over completely. Garlic is easy to grow, requires very little care, and you’ll be amazed at the fresh taste when harvested next July and August! To participate in the “Food Not Lawns” movement, be sure to “like” our page on Facebook/FoodNotLawnsBurlington For a trusted, reputable handyman call Paul this Fall! (905) 407-2550 1 3 4 2 1 - Frank Pastor’s soil-less fruit and veggie garden is the result of years of horticultural knowledge, passion and devotion to gardening. 2 - Catherine Ross planted kale, leaf lettuce, parsley and swiss chard amidst the flower gardens. 3 - This is the third year for Monika Schaefer’s veggie garden, which she tends with care while making her fibre art and pottery. 4 - Mary Kelly’s Veg Trug has herbs, tomatoes and chili peppers - yum! Silver & Gold Magazine ~ Autumn 2017 17