Been almost a month since we had a freeze here. Most of the tomatoes were still green, but we went through them as we pulled up the plants for the compost pile and got several buckets of unblemished ones, We set up three, six foot folding tables in the family room and covered all of them with green tomatoes. I'd say 90-95% of them ripened. We are down to one table 3 1/2 weeks or so later, canning and freezing as they got ripe, and about 3/4 of what's left on that table is ripened.
I have tried that before, with little success, but I haven't really tried to provide them with any light other than what comes in through the windows.Just put up several jars of pickled jalepenos. Delicious. Have been reading about wintering over pepper plants. Anybody tried this?
How many pounds of grapes does it take to get 8 gallons of juice?I have tried that before, with little success, but I haven't really tried to provide them with any light other than what comes in through the windows.
We just finished crushing, primary fermentation and pressing, of our grape harvest and have about 8 gallons aging/clearing before bottling. The last big task of the growing year thankfully.
Do you have ants along with the aphids? Some ant species farm aphids for their "nectar". I had ants bringing aphis onto my corn stalks for the past 2 seasons and once I got the ants under control the aphids went away.I went down the smaller road. Took a year off, then waddled back into the idea. Did well except for the aphids that are out of control right now. I've hit them with soap, pesticides and water jetting. They just climb back onto the plants.