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To: greeneyes

‘posed to freeze here next week Monday and Tuesday...
I guess my Bell’s and Jalapeno’s will be done...

I had a free range ‘mater pop up about 6 weeks ago I may put a bucket on it since it has had a couple blooms stick...I doubt I can nurse it through the Winter tho.

My Neighbor with the tiller is moving I’m gonna have to come up with a tiller...unnnggghhh.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 1:07:07 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Rightly Biased

Just switch to no till. It is easier.LOL

I nursed some tomatoes and peppers through some short term freezes with row covers and straw, but you are correct about long term in the winter. Best to dig them up and bring them in.

Tomatoes won’t set fruit below a certain temperature,IIRC it may be 50 degrees.


28 posted on 12/07/2012 1:16:16 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Rightly Biased

I have to argue with dad to borrow his big tiller (which he hasn’t used in years) so we recently bought a little Ryobi tiller attachment. Mr. b enjoyed using it for the fall garden so hopefully it’ll last a while. The garden is 900 sq ft so a little tiller works fine. YMMV.

I understood the freeze is going to be Sunday night and Monday night in Central Texas and I’m constantly checking the forcast hoping for better news. Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes that it doesn’t because the tomatoes are finally producing. It was just too hot this summer for anything. Watering well on Sunday might help a bit.

The peppers and greens are happy right now but may have to harvest Sunday and bring in the dried out green beans. This week, I put some Romas in the freezer and dehydrated a gallon of Yellow Pear tomatoes which made the house smell like baking bread, yummmm. There’s a few Husky Cherry tomato seeds in a jar of water on the kitchen window so they can be started in a couple weeks. None of the slicers did anything this summer.

The stores are saying they won’t get their seeds in until Feb/March and some won’t until April. What?!? Tomatoes, peppers and cabbage need to be started indoor at Christmas and most everything else but okra needs to be in the ground in March. So, I broke down and ordered heirloom tomato seeds at the Victory Seeds site. I’m not associated with them and haven’t ever used them before but my order arrived in 4 days so that’s a good sign. Their seed packages are $2 which is way cheaper than Burpee’s at $4-$6. I have been using seeds saved from previous years but it’s time to find something new that might be more heat tolerant.


57 posted on 12/07/2012 2:33:23 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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