Gardner, Angler, Adjunct Professor, and Rancher
- Feb 5, 2019
- Reaction score
- East Texas
- Hardiness Zone
Yes, started as transplants Aug. 20.
Have you tried cutting down your early tomatoes in the summer as I've seen Greeks & Cypriots do?Fall tomatoes are a "crap" shoot by just about any measure here in East Texas. The window for producing them is very small...only a very few days in which the plants can set fruit which will ripen in time to beat the first frost. This year it's been "7 come 11" with nice ripe tomatoes available every day now for a couple of weeks and that should continue until that killer frost hits which could come any day now.
The fruits are generally smaller and much fewer in number than in spring but the good news is minimum insect problems.
I'll keep enjoying this blessing as long as it lasts.
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Yes, sort of... I throw some garden soil on long limbs of the "earlys" as the season ends in July and let those take root. They become my second fall crop. The window for fruit set is very narrow in fall...requires an early Sept cold front to enable fruit set which can ripen before first frost in early Nov. Got lucky this year.Have you tried cutting down your early tomatoes in the summer as I've seen Greeks & Cypriots do?
They get a second crop from these when the summer heat abates.
Winter is mild enough not to bother onions.
Wow! When did you plant your cauliflower and broccoli?Thanksgiving harvest from the garden included (not-shown) carrots, onions, lettuce, beets and (shown below) radishes, Aspabroc(brocolinni), turnips and one humongous head of cauliflower (weighing in at 8 pounds 6 ounces).
There will be a traditional Turkey but the veggies from the garden are a highlight for me.
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