Even with temperatures reaching to the 80’s regularly this month we are full swing into the fall season. My summer landscaping plants are starting to wilt, leaves are piling up on the deck and my fall vegetable garden is full of life.
Kale seedlings I planted (a little too early) over a month ago are peaking through the dirt.
My habanero plants-which did absolutely nothing during the summer-are now full of peppers ready to turn pumpkin orange!
The first week of September as my summer tomato plants were bearing the last fruit I took 8 more cuttings and planted them in an empty bed. They’ve done great and are now giving me an early fall crop of tomatoes!
Next year I am going to buy 8 different varieties of tomato plants and take cuttings every 2 weeks until all my tomato beds are full. All you have to do is snip a decent size (6-12″) sucker branch at the node and plant it.
Another loser from the summer-Clemson Spineless Okra- is growing like crazy in the mild temperatures. I thought okra was a warm weather crop? Maybe it was all the rain we had. Go figure.
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Roasted Vegetables with Walnut Pesto
This recipe for roasted vegetables is great for a fall or thanksgiving side dish along with the walnut “pesto”. Cut all the vegetables the same size so they roast evenly.