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2019 Newsletter 33- Lettuce do our Best!

2019 Newsletter 33- Lettuce do our Best!

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Have you and your garden hit the midsummer slump? Perhaps your spring-planted garden got away from you this year. Or, maybe life was simply too busy to get one planted at all. Well, no worries, it’s not too late! Planting a mid-summer vegetable garden is still possible. In fact, midsummer is the time for Wisconsin gardeners to begin a second planting season.
We can take this tip from gardeners in the South. They have at least two growing seasons each year, coming on either side of the midsummer heat. Like the southerners, you can plant a second crop that will mature in the fall. Even zone 4 gardeners like us can squeeze in a planting of lettuce, spinach, radishes and even beets. Cover all newly seeded beds with shade netting to keep the soil cool and moist. This speeds germination (lettuce germinates best in cool soil) and helps protect emerging plants from sun, heat, and insects.
Though your garden may not be camera ready, there’s surely plenty to celebrate. Think about how much you learned this year from both your successes and your failures. And if your garden was a bit of a “learning experience” like mine, you can still head over to a local farmer’s market to enjoy some of the season’s bounty.
Speaking of Farmer’s Markets, we are excited to announce our indoor Winter Market which will begin Sunday, October 6th and continues through February 23rd. Join us every Sunday from 9AM to 1PM to shop local farmer’s products, homemade baked goods, and Wisconsin produced goods. Know someone who would be interested in a vendor spot? Have them give myself or Kate a call at 608-222-2269.
Until next time,  
Michele
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
ANNUAL RUDBECKIA
WINTER FARMERS MARKET
SUNDAYS 9AM-1PM
Wednesday, Sept 18th 6-9PM
GILDA’S GARDEN PARTY
How do plants live a carefree life?
They try to weed out unnecessary drama!
Why do plants go to therapy?
To get to the root of their problems!
Cherry Clafoutis
A WHAT you say? This dessert is super-creamy and custardy in texture, almost like a cross between flan and cake. 
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup tart or sweet cherries, halved and pits removed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon amaretto
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

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