Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Planting late tomatoes and peppers

 On Saturday, just before it rained, we plowed under a portion of our garden and planted the last of our tomato and pepper plants. We have been talking about planting them for some time but waited because it was just so hot. We felt we needed to wait until the weather was milder. The weather is only slightly better but we knew if we didn't plant them soon, it would be too late.

I don't know if there will be time for them to produce anything but it can't hurt and these plants need to go into the ground. I have ordered a floating row cover and I am hoping the use of a cover might help extend the growing time. It would be nice to get some late tomatoes and peppers.

Everything we do in the garden is a learning experience. I think organic gardening has an even higher learning curve than gardening conventionally. I think our garden is often an experiment, but how will we learn otherwise? I would love to visit some organic gardens in our area to learn their methods and I hope to do that in the future. Meanwhile, the experimenting continues.


  1. I love your garden updates - our family hopes to 'take the gardening plunge,' next year.
    Meantime, thank you for sharing all your gardening knowledge with us, you really know a lot and the photos have been very helpful.
    Good luck with your experiments, we'll be routing for you! All the best, Joanie

  2. Thanks Joanie. I am sure you will be very successful. Feel free to pass along any tips. I could always use some good pointers.