Monday, August 9, 2010

Fall Tomatoes and Peppers

Just a quick reminder that it's time (actually a little past time) to plant fall tomatoes and peppers.  Tomatoes take about 90 days to grow and set and ripen fruit.  Ninety days from August 1st is November 1st.  The chances of a frost are likely by then for much of the state, particularly the northern part.  We here in the South have a little more time, but not much. 

I will be late planting my fall tomatoes this season.  Construction on my new garden fence begins today, August 9th.  It'll take them about 10 days to finish.  As soon as the fence is up, my tomatoes go in the ground.  I know I'm taking a chance by planting the tomatoes so late, but I really have no choice.  I'm not putting anything in the ground until the fence is up.  The deer continue to get into my garden.  They are even eating my peppers through the netting!  Look at this!  GRRRRR...

I won't be planting fall peppers either.  Mine have sufficiently come back from the deer raid and are thriving.  They have set lots of fruit and continue to bloom.  I see no need to plant little seedlings when these plants are so big and strong.  Check it out.

It's also time to start seedlings for your fall garden.  I'll write more about that in a few days. 

Ciao :)


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    1. I too want to plant all kinds of peppers this August. Are there some varieties better than others?