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Stretching the Season: 4 Season Gardening Workshop @ Raleigh City Farm

Stretching the Season: 4 Season Gardening Workshop@ Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, September 10, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for a place in our Stretching the Season: 4 Season Vegetable Gardening Workshop at Raleigh City Farm!

Saturday, September 10, 9-11 AM
800 S Blount St.

Stretch the harvest and get the most out of your garden by growing in all four seasons!  Learn lessons from a time in history when stretching the harvest was critical – WWII victory gardens.  Go home with everything you need to know to grow for fall and into winter AND with a free September planting guide and container garden to get you started.

Reserve your spot here!

Be sure to check out the Raleigh City Farm Stand (open 9-12) before you go!

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October in the Piedmont: Monthly Planting Guide

Well, fall is officially here!  In the heat of summer, I find myself craving fall…  Yet as a gardener, there is a certain sadness that comes with the end of the summer abundance.  My summer crops grow more and more slowly now, and the average first frost date – when they will be officially done – is only a month away.  We can continue to harvest the frost-hardy fall plants we hopefully put in during August and September for a couple more months, but the time for planting is winding down.  Only the hardiest of greens like spinach or alliums like garlic and onions are left on our list.

The seasons really start to mean even more as you involve yourself deeper in growing or foraging your food.  Fall is a time of straddling two extremes – harvesting the last of the abundance of summer while winding down in preparation for winter.  Fall is our last chance to put up the harvest so that our winter selves will thank us when we open a jar of summer in the cold months of January and February.  Fall is also a time to invest in next summer’s harvest through planting root crops like onions and garlic that won’t be ready for months to come.  See what’s left in our guide below!

October Planting Guide

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