October Is Time For Work - Can You Dig It?

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If you plant it, it will grow... or at least you hope so! If your grocery stores provides you with Organic Farm Grown fruits and vegetables from the USA you are lucky. Those who are not farmers but love to dig in the dirt know there are certain responsibilities in the Fall. Garden Chores for homeowners who enjoy digging in the dirt for planting flowers, trees, shrubs, and small vegetable gardens include:

  • Winterize with the correct fertilizer
  • Know your moles, grubs and other garden pests and treat for pest control
  • Keep pulling up summer veggies to make room for fall crops
  • Know your zone for early frosts and freezes
  • Potted plants need to be repotted
  • It's time to plant spring blooming bulbs in depths recommended
  • Add compost, manure, mulch, and prune




Autumn Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup may interest you. You will need apples, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Start by sauteing onions with the quantity you like in butter until soft without burning. Sprinkle curry lightly over onions. Add carrots and sweet potatoes with chicken broth to boil. Simmer for about 25 minutes on low heat. After simmering toss in chopped apples, then puree and blend until smooth and creamy. Tastes good with fresh homemade bread. 


Favorite Salad with Fall Delights could be interesting. Use whatever green lettuce or greens you like then add chopped cooked sweet potatoes and add fresh cinnamon and pecans or whatever you like such as kale, dried cranberries, and fresh pepper. Top with your favorite dressing.  

Autumn Squash Soup is great for experimentation! Buy or pick your own butternut squash out of your garden. Peel and dice. One small yellow onion. The base is your butternut squash. You may like to add a carrot or two chopped up fine. Vegetable or Chicken broth. Add a small quantity of unsweetened apple juice. Add favorite spices to taste such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and curry powder. Add a little butter, cream cheese or coconut cream to make it creamy. You can also try adding some maple syrup by starting out small and adding as more as you like. 


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Comments (9)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

Now that we are experiencing some cooler temperatures at night its getting us in the mood for making more fall recipes! Your butternut squash soup sounds delightful! 

Oct 04, 2022 06:27 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - thanks! Put the soup on. It's good for you!

Oct 05, 2022 05:02 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Definitely in the mood for some soup today, very cold here compared to the warm temps we have been having. Those recipes have got my mouth watering.

Oct 04, 2022 08:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Soup is good for you! Sorry to hear your temps are much cooler these days compared to previous days. We are still in the 80 - 98 degree range. But I still enjoy making soup even when it is hot outside. I hope you have some good and healthy soup soon!

Oct 05, 2022 05:01 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I can dig it, especially that carrot and sweet potato soup. It sounds delicious!

Oct 04, 2022 09:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ray Henson - I was happy to read that you 'can dig it!' I'm a big fan of carrots, sweet potatoes, and I love my own homemade soup. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:59 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - I know many appreciate the ability to dig deeply into the art of creative produce production.   

Oct 04, 2022 12:02 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - what a great comment!

Thank you. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:57 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia now I am hungry after reading you blog ...... LOL

Oct 04, 2022 03:04 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

George Souto - Good! I'm glad to hear that! May you always have something good and healthy and never go hungry. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia I am expecting pictures of these various delicious recipes:))Endre

p.s.: as to digging or anything that involves manual labor I am not the guy:) only in the kitchen...

Oct 04, 2022 10:34 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. - I don't dig for vegetables either. I buy from the Farmer's Market. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... digging in soil is my idea of torture. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate what comes out of the soil or the people who raise wonderful things, but you won't ever see me putting my hands in dirt! I'm a clone of Endre Barath, Jr. in this regard.

Oct 05, 2022 04:28 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I'm not a Farmer's Wife who plants like a farmer vegetables digging with spade and hoes. I am forever grateful to the Farmer's Market and I enjoy receiving seasonal fruits and veggies. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:55 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We need more farmers in the world since I would much rather eat something grown naturally than the chemical-filled food substitutes that are in the stores.

Oct 05, 2022 05:25 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - Our world is in great need for successful farmers. I am not a fan of plant based products. Naturally grown fruits and vegetables without chemicals is something to relish and appreciate. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:54 PM
Brian England

I am not a fan of plant-based products either Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, especially the meats.  If I want a steak, I want real meat, haha.

Oct 05, 2022 05:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yummy. I've tried growing butternut squash and acorn squash but because of our short growing season, I think I'm going to stick to zucchini and other summer squashes. I just pulled seeds out of a crookneck squash last night so I'll be able to grow those again next year.

We have been having amazing weather for this time of year so the garden still is going! Whoo hoo

Enjoy your day!

Oct 05, 2022 05:30 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - Good for you for continuing to grow veggies and figuring out which ones grow best for your area. Good for you for pulling the seeds to plan for next year's growth. Talk about sustainability! Plus, knowing that you're an advocate for healthy eating, you take good care of yourself, loved ones and friends when they come over for dinner. It's nice to know you are still having great weather! I hope the garden continues to grow well and plentiful. 

Oct 05, 2022 04:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I'm not looking forward to our first freeze overnight...  That'll be the sign that it's time to bring in the rest of the veggies. But not yet!

Oct 06, 2022 04:44 AM