Friday, September 12, 2014

TDN Newsletter: 9-12-14

September 24, 2014

Dear Gardening Friends,
Happy Fall!!  The nights (if not the days, yet!) are getting cooler and the days shorter.  I always say this is a short season, but if we start now, we can easily do a couple rounds of all our Fall favorites before it’s Tomato Time again.  We’re planting out some of our first Kales, Broccoli, Cauliflowers and Collards in the garden today.
We’re still harvesting Summer, too; the second set of Tomatoes are producing, and we’re still getting some Cucumbers and Beans.  We harvested a big Smart Pot of Yukon Gold Potatoes last week and today the last of the Sugar Baby Watermelons.  The garden looks like heck, but I know in a month, everything will be new again!

Glass Gem “Grandbabies”!
The Glass Gem Popcorn we grew this Summer from seeds saved from our initial planting last year turned out great! I didn’t know what to expect since we did all that hand-pollinating, but the ears were amazingly colorful.  It was supremely gratifying to see the second generation results! I hope those of you who grew it from our seedlings this year had fun.
Garlic and Shallots...
We just received our Garlic and French Red Shallots, and oh boy, are they big and wonderful this year!  I’ve already chosen ours, and with the help of my Mama and her Caregiver, we got them all bagged up and ready to come to the Markets this weekend!!  Remember, they are always one-time ordering for me, so don’t miss out!!
Important Dates & Updates!

So speaking of the Markets… here are some important dates:

We WILL be in both our Markets THIS weekend,
 September 27 & 28th.

Then we’re leaving for Argentina for Alex’s Mom’s 80th Birthday…
he’ll be gone 2 weeks, but I’m only going for 1 week…
I haven’t been in over 8 years, and I love my “Suegra”!!

So we will NOT be in either Market
for two weeks straight,

October 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th.




However, we’ve decided to expand our Annual Fall Kick-Off Sale to the whole weekend of October 11th and 12th, here at our home-based Nursery.

Come either day, bring your gardening friends, and enjoy a 10% discount on absolutely everything. We’ll be open from 10am until 3pm.

Then we’re back on our regular Market Schedule starting October 18th & 19th.

P.S. Head’s Up, La Canada Customers: starting October 4th, the Farmers Market is moving across the street to Memorial Park for a couple months. We don’t know yet where our tents will be situated, but we have asked to have a curb-side location like we currently have, so we can easily load up your soils, trees, EarthBoxes, etc!!

Speaking of Trees...

Finally, the Little Cado (true dwarf Avocado) RETURNS!!  We’ll have them this weekend!  YAY, we’ve missed them!!!
Fully Updated Fall Page...
With the awful heatwave we just had, we took a “soft launch” approach to Fall seedlings, so not 100% of everything is available just yet, but most is, and nearly everything will be ready by the Sale!! Have a look at our updated Fall Veggies page on the website to see everything we’re offering…

That should do it for now, friends.
We do hope to see you soon at the Market or at our Sale. 

Wishing us all Happy Fall Harvests, and as always, many thanks!

Jo Anne, Alex, Lalo, Jake
and (fostering, still) Charlie!!
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