reply to post by tatankasoul
I'm planning on doing some fall tomatoes- Roma & cherry (my cherry tomatoes never stop....they make all the way to Christmas, or until the first
I'm also doing some pinto beans, as I waited too late to plant them this summer. They won't make once it gets too hot, the blooms will just fall off.
But pintos are fairly easy to start & once you eat fresh pintos, ...NOM NOM NOM.....
I've heard broccoli, cabbage and asparagus were good fall/winter crops. Personally, I'll never fool with cabbage again. I have no idea how people can
actually grow an entire head of cabbage before the bugs & worms eat it up.
And I totally feel the pain of the poster who mentioned their tomatoes getting obliterated by the caterpillars. We have large pecan trees on our
property, so I assumed that's where most of the worms came from. I had the large,. fat green caterpillars (I can't kill those because they turn into
butterflies, so I just take them off and move them somewhere else), small black ones, and I think there are some tiny white ones too. All I know is
that worm poop and spider-web stuff is all over my plants.
Like, I walked out there one morning and it looked like someone took a weed-eater to one of them, only thing left were some masticated branches
All my peppers have done well this year, jalapenos, pimentios, cajun bells, tabasco. I usually don't have much luck with sweet bell peppers (green,
yellow or red)
My surprise "performer" this year has been my eggplant. Purple and white, both of 'em have made like crazy!
Okra is always good, but I have had some aphid issues with some of them. Thankfully we have plenty of ants to go around so it's just a matter of time
before they balance everything out. I usually only use insecticidal soap if I have to.
And I had ONE friggin watermelon plant over by my cucumbers, which are still steady making as of today, and that watermelon plant is the most pitiful
thing I've ever seen
I think I had maybe 2 or 3 blooms on it since I planted it and they all fell off
I ordered some wheat seed that is typically used to make wheat grass juice, but I'm gonna plant a little square of it over on the far side of our
property and try my hand at growing some grain! Never done it, never even seen a wheat or oat or barley plant, but I'm gonna attempt it!
Anyone ever grown wheat before? Any pointers/advice? I live in USDA zone 9, will wheat even grow down here?
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