September Seasonal Living!
We’re talking falling leaves, apples, back to school, and pumpkin spice everything. September brings the first day of fall and a whole new flavor profile to daily meals. It’s time to either plant that fall garden or put it to rest until spring.
Here’s a catchall of seasonal resources to help you get the most from September.
The September Garden
Click here to get a comprehensive list of what to plant in September, and here to get up to speed with the Ultimate Fall Planting Guide.
The Kitchen Garden Planner and Journal
Organize your kitchen garden, season by season, month by month, and project by project with this handy Kitchen Garden Planner and Journal! It comes with lifetime access to printable worksheets and journal pages, and membership in the Stony Ridge Farm seasonal living community.
This planner comes with instructions on how to tackle the following tasks and use our worksheets to:
– Design your vegetable and flower gardens
– Track plant selections and how successful they are in your garden
– Document soil amendments and pest control strategies
– Garden budgeting, tracking projections and actual expenses
– Seasonal and monthly planner calendars
– Garden journal pages
The Seasonal Kitchen In September
If you didn’t get to deep cleaning the kitchen back in August, click here for my detailed how-to. It’s about halfway down the post. That like is to the Seasonal August post which still has lots of useful information for getting the most out of early September.
Quick Guide to 6 End-of-Summer Food Preservation Techniques
The Quick Guide to 6 End of Summer Food Preservation Techniques with Recipes from Lorrie Season and Stony Ridge Farm is a 14 page eBook with 6 DIY kitchen projects to preserve the best of summer flavors for winter meals. It is a seasonal living must-have resource.
The Quick Guide to End of Summer Food Preservation includes 6 recipes using each of the basic techniques described The Traditional Methods of Food Preservation post. Lorrie Season is a learn-by-doing resource. The best way to practice traditional food preservation is to begin using the techniques at the end of summer when food is so plentiful and affordable using these safe and simple techniques. Get the eBook and use the recipes to learn how to:
- Acidify with Vinegar
- Use Oil
- Make Alcoholic Cordials
You’ve worked hard all summer in your garden, with your farm share, and managing all those farmers market hauls! Now, make sure you get to enjoy the results with these simple and safe food preservation techniques!
September Seasonal Wellness
Times are a-changing in September. We’re headed to the first day of fall. It’s a great time to create a personal practice to welcome the new season.
Back to school and new work schedules and deadlines can make September a bit hectic. Be sure to pay attention to the season’s call for self-care, alone time, and sme introspection.
Let’s Stay Connected
If you enjoy seeing life through the lens of the changing seasons, I invite you to stay connected. This is a community of activist-oriented gardeners, cooks, and nature lovers.
If you want a loving community to be a part of your seasonal life, please do anyone (or ALL!) of the following:
- Sign up for the newsletter and get my herbal teas and tisanes recipe book for FREE! Tea is always a welcome addition to any time in the kitchen.
- Join our FREE Facebook group where we’re always talking gardens and kitchens.
- Follow me on Instagram and watch the seasons unfold on my 5-acre homestead in Harpers Ferry, WV.