Let Fall Feed Your Soul
What comes to mind when you think of fall?
Exquisite autumn colors adorning our trees? Cool, crisp weather? Sipping cider by the fireplace? Yes, yes, and yes! But wait, there’s more…
What would fall be without the aromas of homemade soups and stews wafting through the house? Ahhh…the smell of fresh herbs and vegetables simmering on the stove or roasting in the oven.
Uh-oh! Wait. You need another onion, a few radishes, a couple of potatoes. Why run to the market when you can venture into your backyard (or balcony) and gather homegrown lusciousness. Besides, everything tastes better from your own garden.
Don’t worry if your thumb isn’t the greenest in the land. Thanks to our Central Coast’s fertile climate, growing your own vegetables and herbs is a breeze.
Jack’s giant beanstalk has nothing on us here in Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande.
The big question is what to plant? A few veggie rock stars come to mind…
Favorites for a reason, broccoli and cauliflower are a couple of the easiest crops to grow. Leafy greens? Give hardy kale or spicy arugula a try. And what would a fall or winter bounty be without our beloved root vegetables–carrots, beets, and turnips.
When cozy sweater weather comes knocking, your homegrown harvest will steal the show. With shovels and rakes safely set aside until next season (check out these storage units), get ready to savor the most wholesome, delicious produce…made with love.