One of the things that I appreciate about traditional crafts is the thriftyness of finding a use for every part of materials from nature. In this episode, I talk about the strawy parts of plants left over when seeds and bulbs are harvested. Lughnasa crafts often involved the use of these. I also share some ideas of what to do with the first fruits of harvest, using preserving methods such as dehydration, jams and freezing. This is the last chance to plant for winter crops, so I give some pointers for avoiding weeds and what else to do in the garden to help your harvest be abundant.