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.