# Fall gardening
Harvesting leafy greens and laurel leaves
Fall and winter gardening means lots of leafy greens which are good immune system booster. Last night's harvest from the raised beds in our backyard edible garden were joi choi and bok choy for our Filipino soup. I also picked a branch of laurel plant.
Gardening Tips for Fall First-Timers
With the cooler temperatures and changing leaves, fall is the perfect time to start a garden. If you're a first-time gardener, however, it can be tricky to know where to start. Here are five tips to help you get your garden off to a great start this fall.
Growing and harvesting COLLARD GREENS
Fall and Spring are the perfect seasons to grow collard greens in our growing zone. They are one of my favorite leafy greens to grow in our backyard edible garden because they are packed with nutrients and anti-oxidant and can be cooked in many different ways.
Taking The Bitterness Out Of Cucumbers | Cherry Tomatoes Are Plentiful and Juicy
Cucumbers sometimes get a bitter taste as gardens start winding down in the east. I have since learned that if you cut the end of one of the cukes and rub it against the longer part, it will take most of the bitterness out. They don't have the fresh taste like at the beginning of the summer, but they are still edible. My cherry tomatoes are coming in like crazy, and they are very juicy as you will see.
Are those spider webs in my pecan tree?
Where there's a web, there's a spider, right? Normally, yes - but those huge clumps of spooky looking cobwebs that appear in your pecan trees in late summer to early fall, are not made by spiders at all....and contrary to what my neighbors may think, they're not left over halloween decorations from last fall....although I have been known to be that "one" house on the street. So, what are those globs of webs that seemingly appear overnight? And not just in pecan trees, either... they often appear in Persimmon trees and other hardwood trees. Give up? Think you know? The answer may surprise you. Read the full story below to find the answer!