I was reading in your blog this morning about the problem you are having with your peppers having too much plant and not enough fruit. I have found if you put three matches (I use plain book matches) in the hole before I set the plant in, it keeps the plant from taking up to much nitrogen. It won’t help this year, but it sure works for me.
We’ll sure try your tip, Sandie. Our plants look like palm trees but there sure aren’t many peppers. Certainly not like last year. Bummer. Luckily, I canned up a trillion last fall. — Jackie
Planting saved seeds
I have saved this years seeds from beets, dill, chard, and carrots. Can I plant them right away for a fall harvest or do they have to hibernate till spring? Do any of these need to be frozen to germinate? By the way, our turkey is still laying an egg almost every day.
No, these crops do not need to have their seed frozen or chilled to germinate. I don’t get a fall crop but I just harvest and dry the mature seeds and put them in containers until next spring. If you have time, go ahead and plant them if you want. News flash! Our one remaining hen sat on 10 eggs and came off the nest with eight poults! Hooray! — Jackie