When summer’s heat beats down on peppers, don’t try to save tattered plants on their last leg. Instead, restart your pepper season with fresh plants that will produce crops in the fall.
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As we approach the longest day of the year and slide into the lazy, hazy days of summer, remember to keep an eye on the tomatoes and peppers in your garden. Consistency and alertness will pay off with tasty homegrown veggies.
Spend a little time spoiling your plants now to have savory tomatoes and sweet, crisp peppers for your fall salads.
Peppers are among the easiest fruits to preserve. Check out more ways to save the goodness of peppers throughout the winter.
Pick garden-fresh veggies for your next tailgating party or barbecue on the patio, to grill alongside chicken, pork and beef.
When your homegrown vegetables ripen in the summer sun, pick the very best early in the day, just after the dew dries, and bring them into the kitchen to make something delicious in 10 minutes.
Tomatoes and peppers, when properly fertilized, provide heaps of the produce you love. Apply a quality fertilizer now to produce a bountiful harvest later.
Easier to grow than tomatoes, peppers are a perfect edible for the beginner gardener.
When peppers are ripe, use scissors to cut them from the vine, rinse off in cool water and use in these recipes.
Grow a salad garden just outside your door with pots of vegetables and herbs. Begin with good-sized containers, well-draining potting mix and quality plants.
What would a Southern summer be without okra, squash and peppers? These standards are easy to grow and thrive in hot weather.
Peppers planted now have time to grow into leafy, well-rooted plants before hot summer weather arrives.