When we enter September, it is time to plant a row or bed of purple top radishes so that they have enough time to grow large radishes. After all, they are root crops and require a long growing season to harvest. The garden soil is still warm in September, so the soil after planting radish is cool to promote its growth. In the absence of rain or showers, water the radishes with a water stick in shower mode every day.
The temperature is comfortable, the humidity is lower, there are fewer weeds and insects, and the soil is easier to cultivate. The cool-weather vegetable inventory in the garden plots in autumn is significant. You can grow onions, broccoli, cabbage, broccoli, kale, mixed vegetables, curly mustard, radish, Siberian curly kale, spinach, and lettuce. Most importantly, you can extend the harvest time by spreading a layer of broken leaves between rows in cold weather to keep warm and prevent cold temperatures and frost and snow.
September brings a hint of breath in the night air, and a hint of color in the dogwood and maple trees. The harvest of summer vegetables has also slowed down. Every night, the day is still shortened by one minute. We saw additional colors at sunset, with hot hues of red, yellow, purple, orange, and royal blue gleaming on the western horizon, marking the autumn season only a few weeks away.
The health of the garden depends on the products you use to feed the vegetables and improve the soil with organic materials. Their usage is much higher than chemical fertilizers and is worth the extra price. You can choose from peat moss in 3.5 cubic yard bags, Black Kow composted cow dung in 25 and 50 pound bags, and Plant-Tone and Garden-Tone plant and vegetable foods in four pound bags. Tomato-Tone, Flower-Tone, Rose-Tone and Holly-Tone are organic foods. Calcium carbonate (lime powder) and Alaska fish milky liquid vegetable foods are both good choices. All of these are good for vegetables, flowers, roses, evergreen trees, shrubs and your health, environment and garden.
Cool nights and cool temperatures make September an ideal time to grow broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale plants and give them a good start. You can buy plants in six-packs and nine-packs at hardware stores, nurseries, and garden stores. Always check to make sure there are six and nine healthy plants in the package. Healthy plants will have blue-green stems instead of tan or brown dry stems, which is definitely a sign that they are getting wet. Healthy plants will be eight or nine inches tall, rather than sticking out of the container.
Apples are abundant now, and there are many ways to prepare them into unusual desserts. The ingredients for this apple pie are very simple and quick to prepare. You will need nine or ten apples to be peeled, cored and cut into one-inch pieces, then soaked in salt water to prevent browning. Put the apple aside. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan or plate with Pam baking spray. Rinse large pieces of apples with fresh water and spread them on the bottom of a baking sheet or plate. Mix two cups of sugar, three teaspoons of plain flour, two teaspoons of apple pie spice, and three teaspoons of vanilla seasoning. Stir well and pour on the cut apples. Add a cup of milk and a cup of water and stir into diced apples. Cut two sticks of light margarine into quarter-inch pieces and set aside. Break the two frozen pie crusts or cut into small pieces, and spread on the apple mixture. Spread margarine flakes on the pie crust. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for one hour or until the crust is golden brown. After cooling, drizzle with cool whip or vanilla ice cream.
Last year, many exhibitions were closed due to the COVID 19 virus. Hope this will be a good season for health, weather and other aspects. Almost every county in North Carolina has a county fair, which lasts from late August to early November. It is hoped that this fall the state will be bright and well-lit, with plenty of rides, performances, fair food, exhibitions, entertainment, and other attractions midway at all sizes. Usually September starts at the Irridel County Fair in Statesville, the Stokes County Fair in King, and the Surrey County Fair in Mount Airy, the Davidson County Fair in Lexington, and Rowan County in Salisbury. Fair, Alamance County Fair in Burlington, Catawba County Fair in Kabarus Hickory, Concord County Fair, Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro, Carolina Classics in Winston Salem The Fair and the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.
Asparagus and Panda Fern have entered September from spring and summer to now, and they have made a journey on the deck. When we started preparing for them to move to the living room and spend the late autumn and winter in that environment. We will trim them and feed Plant-Tone organic plant food, and water them every other day. These ferns have flourished for many seasons without anyone caring or paying attention.
The crops harvested in summer are gradually decreasing. These residues will provide vines, stalks, garden leftovers and grass clippings as ingredients in compost piles or garbage bins. All this paves the way for harvesting the ingredients used to prepare the compost pile or dumpster. Prune garden residue to break it down and make the composting process easier. Continue to save the grass clippings to add to the compost for heating. You can also use Black Kow compost cow dung or Plant-Tone organic plant food to heat the compost and decompose it. Add some water to the composite every week.
The sound of acorns falling on the metal roof of the neighbor’s shed reminds that autumn is approaching. The frequency of falling acorns may indicate what kind of winter we are in. We will observe squirrels because my Northampton County grandma said that when squirrels are busy storing acorns in September and early October, they are preparing for a harsh and cold winter. She also said that the oak tree overgrown with acorns is a clear sign of severe winter.
The leaves of the dogwood tree have a dark red color, and the berries on the flowering branches of the dogwood tree are beginning to turn bright red last spring. Their output this year seems to be large. This may also indicate that there will be a lot of snow and cold temperatures in the coming winter. We can only wait and see.
“Cheap Hearing Aids”-A man walks into a business to buy a hearing aid, but he doesn’t want to spend too much money. “How much do they cost?” he asked the clerk. “It all depends,” the salesperson said, “their prices range from $2 to $2,000.” The customer said, “Let’s try the $2 model.” The salesperson hung the device around the customer’s neck . “You just plug this socket in your ear, and then put this black cord into your pocket.” The salesperson ordered. “How does it work?” the customer asked. “2 dollars, it doesn’t work.” The salesperson replied. “But people speak to you louder after seeing the rope!”
“Church nap”-if all members are pulled to the end, they will be much more comfortable.
“Easy to come, easy to go!”-A lady told her friend, “I made my husband a millionaire.” “What was his status before you married him?” the friend asked. The woman replied: “Billionaire!”
There will be a new moon on Monday, September 6. Monday, September 6th is Labor Day. Patriot Day is Saturday, September 11. Grandparents day is Sunday, September 12. The moon reaches a quarter of the first day, Monday, September 13. Yom Kippur starts at sunset on Wednesday, September 15. There will be a full moon on the night of Monday, September 20. This moon will be named Full Moon. The moon will reach its last moment on Tuesday, September 26.
The fog and big cool dew in the morning at the end of August gave a subtle warning, and crickets and crickets have been singing songs about autumn serenades. Every night, the days become shorter by one minute, and the air on the front porch has a certain gap before it gets dark. Mid-August is undoubtedly the arrival of the transition from summer to autumn, slowly but very surely.
The fog in August and their prediction of winter snow are only a few days away. We want you to record the fog in August and observe whether they have any accuracy in winter. Even weather forecasters are not always correct, so the fog in August can help close the gap. At least on the hot days of August, the thought of snowing and the result of foggy predictions are “cool” thoughts and pleasant mindsets. When sitting under an oak tree, my aunt Lacey always said, “Even in hot weather, consider snowing instead of focusing on the hot summer.”
Unlike hot dog days in July and a month, late August will bring us beneficial rainfall and relieve extreme heat. This will pave the way for sowing the seeds of cool-weather vegetables such as mustard greens, mixed vegetable radishes, kale, onions, Siberian kale, broccoli, cabbage and spinach. The cool temperatures at the end of August will herald the arrival of late summer vegetables and accelerate their harvest. Cool temperatures and showers will cool the soil and prepare the vegetables for early autumn.
There are only two days left in August, September and cool temperatures will arrive, paving the way for sowing curly mustard seeds, or let the hardware mix multiple vegetables and customize the mix according to the ratio of the types of vegetables you like. You can choose mustard, rape, kale, broadleaf, verdant, radish, etc. Sow the seeds in a shallow trench about three or four inches deep, add a layer of peat moss to the trench, spread the seeds and add another layer of peat moss, and apply Plant-Tone organic plant food. Pile up the soil on both sides of the furrow and ram it with a hoe. When the forecast is not raining, use the water stick to add water in the shower mode. When the greens sprout, match it with another kind of organic vegetable food with plant tones.
We hope that your tomato plants harvested in autumn have a good start and are harvested before the frost. Side them with Tomato-Tone organic tomato food, and pull up the soil on both sides of the plant for extra support and moisture. As the plants grow, remove the cages from the used summer tomatoes and plant them on the late tomatoes.
As we approach September, the apple harvest is approaching. This is a quick recipe for preparing apple dumplings that the whole family will love. You will need about nine sour apples. Cut five of them in half and remove the cores from them and place them in a bowl of salt water (to prevent browning). Cut the other four apples into half-inch cubes and place Brine in the bowl. Open a can of biscuits (you need ten biscuits). Spread each cookie completely flat. Wrap half of each apple in a flattened biscuit. Place ten apple-wrapped biscuits into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan or a pan sprayed with Pam baking spray. Spread a mixture of diced apples, a cup of sugar, and a tablespoon of apple spice together, and then spread on the top of the apple sandwich biscuits. Sprinkle half a cup of light brown sugar on the biscuits. Melt a stick of light margarine and pour it on top of the dumplings. Pour a cup of evaporated milk on the dumplings. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the dumplings are golden brown. Serve with cool whip or vanilla ice cream.
As September approaches, it’s time to plant a row or bed of Siberian kale in order to harvest sweet, soft and healthy Siberian kale in cool weather. Kale is quickly becoming the most popular green vegetable in the Americas, no wonder, because it can be eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable or salad. Kale is sweet, tender and hardy. We even harvested kale when there was snow on the ground. With a small amount of weather protection, the kale will be harvested in the spring. Sow the kale seeds in a shallow furrow about three or four inches deep, cover the bottom of the furrow with a layer of peat moss, sow the kale seeds and cover another layer of peat moss. Apply Plant-Tone organic vegetable food, pile up soil on both sides of the furrow, and then ram the soil with a hoe. Water with a stick on days when the forecast is not raining. When the kale sprouts, keep the soil on both sides of the row uplifted. Side skirts with plant-toned colors of kale one month after sowing.
These signs indicate that autumn is approaching. The colorful sunset is also a signal that we are about to enter autumn. Some maples already have some yellow leaves. As August approaches, summer vegetable growth slows down and humidity drops.
In a few days, September will arrive, and there are six or nine packs of cabbage, broccoli, kale and cauliflower in the hardware store, garden store and nursery. On days without rain or thunderstorms, the newly planted rapeseed plants drink water with a stick in the “shower” mode, and the soil is still warm and cool. Separate the kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower plants about 18 to 24 inches. When planting plants, place a layer of sphagnum moss at the bottom of the furrow to help retain moisture in the soil. Before piling up soil on each side of the furrow, apply Garden-Tone or Plant-Tone organic vegetables or plant food in the furrow. After about two weeks, when the plants have grown and grown smoothly, apply Plant-Tone again and press it into the soil on both sides of the row. Continue to use the water stick in the “shower” mode to cool the soil in September. Feed the plants with Plant-Tone and bury them in the soil once a month. As the weather gets colder later this month, place a layer of crushed leaves between the rows to provide protection later when cool temperatures come. One of the benefits of rapeseed vegetables in autumn and winter is that you don’t have to worry about cabbage butterflies, worms and other pests.
“Surprise cure.” A 65-year-old woman went to the doctor’s office and saw a new young doctor who was in the examination room for about four minutes. She screamed and ran down the corridor. An older doctor stopped her and asked her what was wrong. The woman explained that the young doctor told her to sit down and relax, and he had some news to tell her. The older doctor rushed down the corridor to the young doctor’s office. He said, “What does it matter to you? Mrs. Matthews is 65 years old this year. She has four grown-up children and seven grandchildren. You told her that she is pregnant?” The young doctor smiled triumphantly: “Is the hiccup cured? ?”
“Correct diagnosis.” A farmer asked his veterinarian for some advice. The farmer said: “I have a horse, sometimes walking normally, sometimes limping. What should I do?” The veterinarian replied: “Sell him the next time he walks normally.”
“Mellow old age.” As we grow older, it is very important to remember which pockets hold coins and which pockets hold pills. Last week, a man with chest pain stretched out his hand and took out three pence from his pocket.
The thunder, lightning, and heavy rain in summer all show that the source of God’s blessings is flowing in our thirsty garden. The electricity and majesty in the sudden thunderstorm in summer is a blessing to the sweaty body, to the thirsty lawn, to the thirsty garden, to the cornfield with folded stems and leaves and petticoats waiting for the sky to bloom. After a refreshing thunderstorm, everyone was relieved.
These two ferns have been around for several years and thrive on the deck all summer. In late autumn, winter and mid-April, they spend the winter in the sunny living room. In summer, they need to drink a glass of water every other day and a handful of Flower-Tone organic flower food every three weeks. To keep them growing, trim their long-distance runners once a month.
St. Bartholomew’s Day will be celebrated on Thursday. The legend of his day said that the dew he fell on this day, the postscript of each day will become cooler. This is one of the subtle early signs of autumn and a sign that we have entered midsummer. The fog in August is happening, and we hope you will record them every morning, whether they are light, medium, heavy or not. In winter, we will check how the fog matches the snow in winter.
We don’t remember that our grandmother in Northampton County recorded the cold dew from St. Bartholomew’s Day to September. If she knew his special day, she might do it. We will conduct an experiment between St. Bartholomew’s Day and September 15 and check the dew every morning before the sun dries. We will walk through the dew-filled grass with our hands and write down the date and quantity of the dew, whether it is light, medium, heavy, or none, and whether the dew is warm, cold, cold, or no dew at all. Then when ice is forecast in winter, we might know how much ice we have. Our calculations may be as close as some meteorologists. This will be an interesting and interesting experiment. We can also establish a tradition for our grandchildren to practice and follow!
The water stick has a spring-loaded trigger, which may shorten its life if you are not paying attention. When moving the hose from one area to another, you can protect the spring by always removing the magic wand from the hose. When the wand is connected to the hose, do not pull the wand. In winter, store the wand in a house or basement instead of an outdoor building to protect the wand from freezing temperatures.
It can be hot and dry in mid-August, so prepare a water stick and keep the tomato plants moist by watering the base of the plant. Feed them Tomato-Tone organic tomato food, and pile the soil on both sides of the row after applying Tomato-Tone. When the other tomatoes have finished their season, remove their cages and stems and place them on the late tomato plants. Continue to apply Tomato-Tone every 15-20 days. Tomato-Tone is a good organic product, rich in calcium, and the price of a four-pound plastic zipper bag is about $8.
Radish is a root crop. It takes a long season to produce large radishes. You should plant them as soon as possible so that you can enjoy a good harvest throughout the winter. Broccoli, cabbage and kale can be planted in September because they are very cold weather vegetables. As a root crop, radishes need to be sown from now to the first week of September. For better results, prepare a furrow about three or four inches deep to plant radish seeds, spread a layer of peat moss on the bottom of the furrow, and lightly sprinkle radish seeds on the peat moss, and then put the seeds on top of the peat moss. Spread a layer of peat moss. Spread the Plant-Tone organic vegetable food on the peat moss, turn over the soil on each side of the furrow and compact the soil to make good contact with the seeds. After the radish sprouts, after using Plant-Tone, use Plant-Tone organic vegetable food and hilly soil.
Since late spring, the leaves on Coleus have been a colorful and beautiful display. To keep them bright before frost, crush the lavender flowers before producing seeds. These seed pods send messages to the plant to slow down. By pinching flowers, Coleus will continue to produce colorful leaves.
The weeds in mid-August are making the last effort to produce seeds for the next season. The best way to remove harmful weeds is to pull them out of the roots and throw them out of the garden. You don’t need any chemicals or herbicides—just the two hands God gave you. Morning glory, not grass, Bermuda grass, lamb quarters and crab grass are easily uprooted and thrown out of the garden. Then they will produce seeds that can survive the winter and cause problems in the garden plot next year.
The dog days are over, and the cat night started last week, which is Tuesday, August 17th. The cats wandered all night. August is a month wandering in heavy fog, cold dew, storms, and damp days, just like cats are traditional. When a cat wanders around at night, its mission is completely different from that of the day. August itself is like a cat, with sufficient humidity during the day and thick fog and heavy dew at night. Trying to figure out the behavior of August is like trying to figure out the character of a cat!
We still have more than two months of warm weather, or even more, which is enough to produce another row of green beans before the frost. The maturity date of most bush mung bean varieties is 65-70 days, which is sufficient time for harvest before the arrival of frost in mid-to-late October. The best green beans for late harvest are Crop Top and Strike. When planting late green beans and applying Garden-Tone organic vegetable food, a lot of sphagnum moss and some black Kow compost cow dung are used. When the forecast is not raining, please water the green beans with a water stick in the “shower” mode.
As we entered August, we saw and heard more crows in the area. We believe that they are becoming more and more adaptable to humans, and we even let them visit bird baths. We expect them to inhabit and build nests nearby.
To prepare this cake, you need a pound of brown sugar, a cup of sugar, three sticks of light margarine, five large eggs, three cups of plain flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder, a cup of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a cup of chopped walnuts. Do not preheat the oven. Mix the margarine and two sugars together. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition of eggs. Mix the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add flour to the other mixture. Slowly add milk and vanilla. Fold the chopped pecans. Bake in greased paper, flour and wax paper lined at the bottom of the tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour (you can bake more if needed). Let cool for 20 minutes before removing from the tube pan.
“Young heart.” The young man shouted to his parents: “I want adventure, excitement, money, romance and fun. I will never find it at home, so I am leaving. Don’t try to stop me! With that, he walked towards the door, his parents followed. “Have you heard what I said, I don’t want you to stop me.” “Who is stopping you,” his parents said, “We will go with you!”
“Special offer.” A village doctor ran to the countryside to deliver the baby. When he arrived at his home in the country, there was no electricity at home, only the childbirth mother and her 5-year-old son. The doctor needed a little help, so he recruited a 5-year-old child to hold a lantern when he gave birth. The mother pushed and gave birth to the baby in a short while. The doctor lifted the newborn baby with his feet, spanked him, and let him breathe for the first time. The doctor looked at the five-year-old boy again. He said, “Doctor, hit him again, he shouldn’t have climbed up!”
As we entered the last few days of August, the full moon of sturgeon shone one hour after sunset, illuminating fields and roads decorated with Queen Ann’s lace, as well as fields full of corn harvest. This will be the last full moon of summer. Next month, we will usher in a full moon on the first day of autumn.
Hank Williams always sings his songs about “fading love and summer roses”. Love may sometimes be blind, but of course we can do our part to keep summer roses from fading. Some measures can continue to promote the blooming of colorful roses until the frost dies away all blooming flowers, rose hips and long walking sticks. Spray the leaves with the liquid Sevin in a spray bottle (such as window and glass cleaner) mixed with an appropriate amount of water. Feed roses with Rose-Tone organic rose food every 20 days to promote late roses. If there is no rain for a week, use a water stick to water around the base of the rose in shower mode, once or more a week.
Even on a hot August day, the zinnias in midsummer are still in full bloom. In order to continue to promote the flowers, continue to wilt the flowers after the flowers fade. As we enter the rest of summer, we cut them to leaf level to promote the development of new flowers. Continue to water the bottom of the zinnia with a water stick in shower mode to prevent powdery mildew.
Many annual summers are slowing down, and hummingbirds in hot weather can use your help on the feeder on the hot days of August. Change the nectar at least twice a week, because the summer heat may cause the nectar to ferment. Ants can also be pests around the breeder. When changing nectar, clean the area around the feeder. You can make your own nectar by mixing a cup of sugar with a cup and a half of water and a few drops of red food coloring. Keep nectar refrigerated. Use a half-gallon milk container to store nectar. You can buy ready-to-use nectar in a half-gallon container, or you can buy powdered nectar in an envelope. The powder comes in six or eight packets or envelopes or bags.
Along the country roads and roads in Surrey County, we can admire the simple and majestic lace of Queen Ann, which decorates the fields, roadsides and grasslands of Surrey County with pure white snow white. This wild perennial plant thrives in most parts of the United States. In Milwaukee, it blooms along the railroad tracks and the runway of Milwaukee International Airport. It also thrives between Indiana and Illinois corn fields that stretch for miles, all the way to Iowa. My mother has always liked Queen Ann’s lace. She uses lace to decorate zinnias and marigold flowers every week in the summer and put them on the altar. Queen Ann’s lace adds an aristocratic touch to the flower offerings. Queen Ann’s lace is very simple, but Queen Ann makes the simple things in life better, while being beautiful and delicate.
When the sun shines its rays on the surface of the water in a bird bath, it does not take long to heat the water. When the temperature was in the 90s, change the water several times a day. This will enable the birds to enjoy refreshing drinks and bathing.
The tomatoes that will be harvested before the arrival of the frost should now grow smoothly in the field. Sprinkle some Tomato-Tone organic tomato food on both sides of the row, then pile up soil to cover the Tomato-Tone. The plant will react quickly. Repeat after two or three weeks.
They have been making them in Bertie County in northeastern North Carolina for more than three hundred years. They are as famous as the peanuts in Bertie County. My grandma in Northampton County made it in her kitchen, and then baked it in her wood stove with her homemade biscuits as fillings. This is a simple recipe, much like Bertie County in the 1650s! All the ingredients to make this pie are probably already in their kitchen storage room. You don’t need homemade biscuits to make tomato pie. You can use hot dog rolls, burger rolls, and canned biscuits. You can use fresh stewed tomatoes like many cooks in Bertie County in the 1600s. Today, you can make delicious pies with homemade canned tomatoes.
Post time: Sep-16-2021