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In the Garden: Planting Fall Perennials

It might seem like the garden is winding down, but don't miss the opportunity to plant some perennials now for more blooms next spring. Here are a few good reasons to plant this fall: You know exactly where to fill in your garden. In the spring, plants have died back and it’s hard to remember exactly how much space there is to add new plants. Give plants a head start. Planting transplants 4-6 weeks before the first hard frost gives them plenty of time to develop a strong root system, giving them a leg up in the spring. Worry-free watering. The cooler fall temps and shorter daylight mean less watering for transplants. Promote pollinators. It never hurts to have more plants flowering in your g

Winter Squash Galette

Don't be intimidated by Galette's fancy name. Dig in to this rustic tart filled with roasted winter squash, sage, goat cheese, and a parmesan crust. This recipe is an easy way to try your hand at a simple pie crust and one that can be adapted for a wide variety of vegetable fillings throughout the season. Ingredients: Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup grated parmesan ½ tablespoon sugar 1 ½ tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon vinegar ¼ cup cold water 1 stick butter Filling: 2 cups winter squash Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 10-12 sage leaves 1 ½ T. butter ½ onion 2 garlic cloves ½ cup goat cheese 1 small egg Directions: Make the crust. Start by adding flour, parmesan, sugar, and salt to a fo

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