One-Block Feast: Fall Gardening Guide

Check out this fall gardening guide brought to you by the staff of Sunset Magazine, creators of The One-Block Feast and One-Block Diet.



The One-Block Feast
β€œThe One-Block Feast” by Margo True and the staff of Sunset Magazine is for readers nationwide who believe that dinner starts with earth, the sea, and a few animals. Take local eating to the next level with this cooking and gardening guide, complete with DIY food projects.
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Butternut Squash
Like all winter squashes, butternuts have a hard rind and a firm, dryish flesh.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Fall Garden Plan
Sunset Magazine's fall garden plan includes the following: 6. parsley, 7. chives, 8. rosemary, 9. radicchio, 10. tomatoes, 11. cippolini onions, 12. swiss chard, 13. sage, 14. thyme, 15. oregano, 16. butternut squash, 17. lemon tree.
Illustration Courtesy Ten Speed Press
Fall Garden Illustration
Check out Sunset Magazine's fall garden plan and how their efforts to eat only what they grow takes local eating to the next level.
Illustration Courtesy Ten Speed Press
Faro Quinoa
Quinoa is ready to harvest in September or so, when it looks dry, starts to flop over, and the seeds barely dent when you push into them with your fingernail.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Fennel
Cooks prefer this annual fennel (Foeniculum vulgare azoricum) over the perennial common fennel (F. vulgare) for its larger, thicker leafstalk bases.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Peppers
The best site for peppers is in full sun with fertile, well-drained soil.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Millet
Grown mostly for its edible seed, quinoa has an unusually high protein content β€” 16 to 23 percent β€” and contains all eight essential amino acids.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Seperated Quinoa
Remove the seeds from the stems.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Kernals of Quinoa
Winnowing is the fun part of harvesting quinoa. Rub the quinoa seeds in your hands in front of a fan to remove the seeds from the rest of the particulate matter.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Sage
Common sage is a kitchen garden essential.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Red Cabbage
These stunning purple leaves are sharp and spicy.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011
Radish
Grow this form of beet (Swiss chard) for its leaves and stalks rather than its roots.
Photo By Thomas J. Story (c) 2011











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