Sage Hill Gardens

Winding Down....for everything there is a season~

Yes!! Autumn is just down the road....September 23rd to be exact...if you know me at all, you know I'm thinking of Thanksgiving and Christmas already...don't panic, I'm only touching on the fact...it is not too early to start holiday planning...

Now...on to more immediate subjects..

There is 'Labor Day' coming on Monday. (fly the Flag)
'Patriot Day' on the 11th. (fly the Flag)
'POW/MIA Recognition Day' on the 18th. (fly the Flag)
Also the birthday of the US Air Force (1947) (fly the Flag)

Or, just put the Flag up and leave it up... my choice.


Sage Hill Gardens are sprinting toward the coming season...Autumn...blooms are quickly fading and foliage is turning to colors of the earth...reds of many shades, yellows/golds, and browns with a hint of all the previous mentioned.

New lettuce crops are up and growing....

Chard is flourishing and okra is abundant!

Turnip Greens will be planted tomorrow...

Next project is to prepare the green-house for a winter experimental project...but first, bricking the floor and replacing the heat and cooling system.

The Frog project will begin as soon as the temps are a bit cooler....and, speaking of frog projects...my friend Susan Newman has a contest going through December....take a peek and enter...loads of fun!
http://frogsaregreen.org/contests/6th-annu al-kids-art-contest/


September 16th is the next Herb class at Sage Hill...make your plans now if you plan to attend.
Time is: 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

The fee is $ 45.00 dollars per person and includes a serve yourself lunch table. ($40.00 per person if you bring a friend)

The class will be outside and will include a walking tour with information pertaining to the herbs that are growing now and will grow throughout the winter.

http://sagehillgardens.com/contact-bea
931-438-8328 (farm)
931-339-7362(cell)

Using herbs in your daily diet is one sure way to know that you are doing something good for your body, mind, and spirit.

As we all know, when stressors are eating away at you, day after day, you need a strong and active plan to keep fit and ahead of the nutritional "robbers".

Educating ourselves in how and when to use a maintenance program of herbal fare will pay off in a strong immune system, that in turn will keep "bugs" from attacking and leaving you ill and unable to feel and function at your best.

Oregano, lavender, lemon, garlic, fennel, thyme, cloves and cinnamon, are just a few of the powerful ways I maintain a healthy immune system.


Mid to late October is the best time to dig and transplant perennial shrubs, small trees etc.

This is also the time to treat fruit trees with the appropriate fungicide or product that fits the issue.

This is the best site I have for info and guidance.
http://www.starkb ros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-tree-care-organic-disease-control

TIP:
Concerned about what is on the fruit and vegetables you bring home from the markets?

This simple act will go a long way in removing much of any negative that may be present:
Fill the sink or large bowl with clean water and add 1/4 cup of white vinegar or lemon juice and wash and /or soak-depending on items.

Berries should never be washed until ready to be used.


People we know and love~

For some awesome music, Cajun style... https://www.facebook.com/kevin.huval.1

Kevin welcomes new FB friends and if you are in his area, check some of the spots for live music...


A blog to know and love!
http://www.judypink.com


For your herbal needs: Tea, Tisanes, Seasonings, and individual herbs...
http://www.sagehillgardens.com

To a Colorful Autumn~

Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Sage Hill Gardens
bea.kunz@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/sagehill.farm
931-438-8328

32 Old Petersburg Pike
Petersburg, Tn. 37144