Fall Farm Projects

Keep busy this fall with a few new projects around the homestead.

The GRIT Staff


November 2013

Growing Garlic

Add garlic to your garden this year.

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The weather is getting cooler, and the outside chores are winding down. Wondering what to do? Keep busy this fall with a few new projects around the homestead. Consider adding some new varieties of garlic to your garden now, and your taste buds will thank you come spring. The National Garden Bureau has a few suggestions on a variety perfect for your garden space.

Consider a few new tools to help you extend your garden's growing season, including row covers, solar umbrellas and more, and while you're at it, build a cold frame using recycled materials to help you grow greens through December. 

Potluck recipes are great anytime of year, but this list is perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday, and if you're looking for something different to add to the menu, try Sweet Potato Surprise. Combine end-of-the-season herbs and fruit for a great-tasting dessert tonight. 

Then take a look at a few possible attachments to make your tractor the handy machine you know it can be around the homestead.

Plant a garden full of garlic.

Extend the growing season with these tools.

Build a cold frame for your garden.

Top potluck recipes for Thanksgiving.

Add a Sweet Potato Surprise to the menu.