While the juicy flesh is delicious for gobbling and the seeds are great for spitting, the rind on a watermelon also has its place on the dinner table. Pickled watermelon rind is a Southern classic and makes a great side dish or can be tossed with crispy bacon and served over greens.
It’s important to gather the entire harvest of things like onions, garlic and potatoes, or you risk giving pests and diseases a spot to overwinter. Pests like onion maggots can survive winter in overlooked bulbs and infect next year’s crop.
Cisterns provide a large water storage option for roof runoff. Think of them like a rain barrel on steroids. A covered cistern eliminates insect issues that can develop with open rain barrels. Most large cisterns include a pump to speed water flow from the tanks.
For a fall harvest celebration, decorate with items from your garden like pumpkins, gourds, eucalyptus cuttings and fresh flowers. Seat many guest by creating a temporary table with planks of wood set on top of saw horses.
A Restoration Hardware outdoor table with seating for 12 provides a chic spot to take in the view from 23 stories above Los Angeles. Custom botanicals and potted plants add a lively pop of color to this 1,200-square-foot balcony.
The family is very concerned about reducing their footprint, so they wanted their renovated house to reflect that concern. They installed windows all around the room to let in lots of natural light and reduce their dependence on electricity. They then commissioned a custom modern vanity made from sustainably harvested hardwood and limestone.