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Harvesting The Fall Garden With Guest William Moss – Learn My Secret Sack Trick

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Shawna Coronado and William Moss filming at Shawna's garden 2010

Harvest vegetables in the fall garden

Imagine how much fun I was going to have to work with William on a video series in my very own garden? Above you see William and me standing in front of my back fence where we were doing video work in my community garden. Our focus for this mini-video series is closing up the fall garden and below is the first video, “How To Harvest Vegetables In The Fall Garden” filmed in my garden sponsored by Ball Horticultural:

Harvest vegetables in the fall garden

Of course, beyond harvesting vegetables in the video, we also discuss a final hat trick for the harvesting season – it’s called the “Secret Sack Trick”. Do not place tomatoes in a hot spot to ripen as they will soften and rot – it’s best to keep them in a cool area.

My Secret Sack Trick For Ripening Unripe Tomatoes – –
Place an unripe tomato in a paper bag with a ripe apple. The apple gives off a special gas, ethylene, which encourages the tomato to ripen quickly. Place the sack in a cool area and check regularly. Do not refrigerate.

Special thanks to William Moss and his amazing video team for making our mini-video series so fabulous! William has a fantastic list of accomplishments beyond tv; he works with the National Gardening Association as “Moss In the City”, and on his websites, &, where he chronicles the challenges of gardening in a city and discusses horticultural techniques. William is about to complete a Master’s Degree program on Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences program offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His goal – to expand on his passion for creating natural wildlife corridors in urban areas. Way to go William!

Burpee Home Gardens supplied the vegetables grown in the garden this season. I  write many instructional stories and videos with their incredible vegetable products and donate a large portion of the vegetables to the local food pantry when harvested.

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