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Peppers – Eating Fresh from the Garden through December

In my last post on peppers I listed about 6 things frequently promoted online about peppers, the exact opposite of which I find to be true.

I would think by now that I wouldn’t be amazed by anything I read that is incorrect, but I am.  And I can’t help but wonder where they come up with all this “incorrect” information.

Some weeks ago […]

Seed Starting – Peppers – An Observation

In spite of feeling an urgency to get my plants in the garden — I’ve really tried to pay attention to what the weather and the plants are saying rather than hurry things along.

I’ve started my warm weather crops with variations of the wintersown method and with excellent results.  The seedlings are healthy, green, robust and growing!  (You know my past experience with […]

Peppers – Almost an Extra Month of Red Ones

Ever since I can remember I’ve harvested my vegetables almost daily to keep them producing and increase the harvest. I guess that was one of the reasons I gardened for many years before finding out that virtually all peppers turn red when they’re mature.  It’s been so long I don’t remember the details, but I guess finally I read something in one of the […]

Fresh Vegetables 30+ Days After the First Freeze

Are you able to eat fresh tomatoes, peppers, spring onions and lettuce 30 to 60 days (or more) after the first freeze of the season?

With a minimum amount of planning you should be able to.

Peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and spring onions. For lunch on Dec. 16, more than 30 days after our first freeze. Its snowing today, but I'm thinking spring.



Peppers – Can’t get sweet red ones? Here’s how!

Peppers are a vegetable you can’t set your clock by so to speak. Given a chance, they are survivors and will do what it takes to not only survive but produce an abundance of fruit.

They like warmth, so they need to be started inside to get a jump on the season. Once you plant them outside, if the weather stays cool they’ll just […]

Plan to Succeed - Plan for Backup

You know the principal from being successful in your finances, your career, or your kitchen.  Even in the garden – to insure success –  plan for backup whenever it’s possible.

Every year has a different set of variables no matter where you live.  All it takes is a slight alteration of variables like temperatures, rain, heat, etc. for one crop to flourish more (or less) than it did in previous years.

I depend heavily on my garden as a food source.  Not only does the produce taste better, but it’s much more life giving than store bought food.  To insure that there is always something to eat, planning for backup is part of my routine.  Actually, it’s pretty easy most of the time.

Here are a few suggestions on planning for backup. —–read more—-

Mulching Your Fruits, Vegetables, and Perennials

April 10

Some folks have told me they don’t have an understanding of how to mulch certain vegetable beds.  They reason that the newly emerged vegetables will be mashed by the mulch.

Using crops that are currently planted in my garden (or will be soon) as examples below, I’ve been more specific about just —–read more—-