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The Garlic Bed: One of my favorite fall tasks is putting the freshly planted garlic “to bed” by covering it with maple leaves. The garlic bed looks so stunningly beautiful when it’s done! Maple leaves protect the soil from strong rains and keep the weeds from sprouting. They also no doubt add nutrients to the soil. Come spring, and warmer weather, the garlic has no problem shooting right up right through the mulch. The smell of maple leaves and crisp fall days keeps this Farmer singing happy tunes.
Feedback, Keep it Coming!: Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to give me your comments! If the rest of you dear souls have a moment to fill out the survey, I would also greatly appreciate it. You can email or mail it to me at PO Box 973 Ridgefield, WA. 98642. You can also return it to me at the CSA pickup.
The 2010 CSA Season, Will You Join Me? Attached to the survey (page 2) is a registration form for the 2010 season. The cost for next season’s subscription will not be due until January. I am simply asking for a commitment at this time. Knowing how many of you will join me next year for the CSA season will allow me to understand how many new members I need to recruit. As always, I truly appreciate your support. Existing CSA members who sign up before Dec. 4th, 2009 will pay the the 2009 subscription price!
Here’s to wholesome food, grown and eaten with love.