Soon to be Orange Bell Peppers!
What a great harvest we have had this summer! Cucumbers out the wha-zoo, and tomatoes that have changed David into a garden tomato lover! As some of our plants near the end of their season we have a few others, planted later, that are picking up where they left off. One Orange Bell Pepper plant, and two Roma Grape Tomato plants. Our Roma Grapes are just as large as our Roma’s were! And, we have had little bottom rot, so no wasted fruit. Thank goodness our jalapenos still want to produce- more salsa for me!
Roma Grape Plants
We have learned a few more lessons this season:
- Make sure that your tomato soil has plenty of calcium- this will prevent bottom rot
- Make sure that everything is truly getting enough sun- 8 full hours of hot sun
- Water, water, water
- Our puppy likes to play with watermelon, anything that looks like a ball
- Cover the soil under strawberries with plastic, and mulch well to avoid early rotting
- Plant lots of Cilantro, at different weeks, for more harvest throughout the summer
- Caging tomato plants help for lots of growth, staking them helps for larger fruit but less to harvest
- Better Bush tomatoes are the plant to buy if you only want to have one kind, they will produce a lot for you
- Roma’s are best for salsa, Heirloom are best on a BLT
- Best lesson- that gardening is a great thing to do together, and that simple garden projects can create great memories with those you love!