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Move Over Pumpkin Spice Lattes— Fall is Time to Change Up Your Family Garden

Washington (GGM) Analysis | September 8, 2020 by Sarah J. Kings

Creating a garden together helps families form long-lasting memories and allows each family member to explore the beautiful and bountiful side of Mother Nature. According to Reuters News, home gardening, seed sales, and community gardening have become very popular during the last few months. In an interview with Market Watch, Linda Look, owner of an Arkansas-based seed store, The Seed Guy, said that sales and demand were unprecedented this spring. “This year has been unique because of COVID-19,” she said.

Those of you who have started gardening and composting with your kids this spring and summer might be wondering how to continue these comforting and joyful family moments in the fall season. Don’t fear, September and October aren’t just for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. In fact, there are plenty of delicious foods that thrive as the temperature drops, and experts say that fall is the perfect time to start composting!

Top 5 Foods to Plant This September

  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Snow Peas

Swapping out your cucumbers and tomatoes with these veggies and leafy greens will help you keep up the conservation conversation all through the fall season!

5 Steps to Make The Best Fall Compost Pile Ever

  • Collect your fall leaves
  • Collect the extras from your summer garden
  • Layer them with drying flowers, old tomato plants, & grass clippings
  • Reserve extra leaves in a separate pile & as a “brown layer” in between compostable kitchen food
  • Keep a tarp ready to protect your pile from getting soggy as the rain comes in

So as September rolls into October and you sip your beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, don’t let the golden and orange leaves fool you. You don’t have to say goodbye to your family garden. Switch up your produce, and teach your kids how to make the perfect fall compost pile. You will make wonderful memories, and your kids- and Mother Nature- will thank you!

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The Seed Guy NON-GMO Heirloom Seed Package Giveaway

Would you like to grow your own food? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This week’s fabulous Friday giveaway will give THREE lucky winners a great collection of NON-GMO Heirloom seeds! Enter to win a 64 VARIETY GARDEN Heirloom Seed Package (ARV $79.95) or one of two (2) 12 VARIETY GARDEN Heirloom Seed Packages (retail $18.00), all courtesy of The Seed Guy!

To enter, just leave your answer to the question: “What seeds in this prize package (see list at bottom) are you looking most forward to planting?” on the comments section of our Facebook Seed Guy Heirloom Seed Package Giveaway post anytime from Friday September 30 through midnight Sunday October 2 as well as share the Facebook giveaway post on your timeline. The winner will be drawn at random from all qualified entrants, and notified through Facebook. (See rules for more information.)

Don’t want to wait to win? You can order these packages online via the following links:

You may also call The Seed Guy 7 days a week, for questions or to place an order at 918-906-7381.

The Seed Guy is your go-to guy for all your seed needs! Visit him on Facebook and say hello!

UPDATE 10/3/2016: Congratulations to Amy Ledesma, Kim Henley and Sara Sullivan!
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The Seed Guy NON-GMO Heirloom Seed Package Giveaway Would you like to grow your own food? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This week’s fabulous Friday giveaway will give THREE lucky