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Thread #147256 Message #3412398
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
01-Oct-12 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Subject: RE: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
I started asparagus with the roots - I have another package I forgot about that I need to put in. They're coming on like gangbusters this fall.
I'm picking a lot of peppers - they do a big crop in the fall, and also eggplant. I roasted three of them tonight and mashed up two of them and added lemon juice then froze them - my goal is to thaw and add the rest of the ingredients for baba ghanoush. This is a test. I also made a little batch to eat this week. I have another 8 or so eggplants to do something with this week, I picked them today. Lots of herbs to dry or freeze, the oregano and thyme and bay leaves and rosemary are fine, but basil tanks at 30o. Okra is going strong, I'm waiting on fall tomatoes. Few so far. Chard was attacked by some kind of worm and I sprayed it the other day with BT - doesn't seem to have slowed them, so I'll use spinosad tomorrow. If I can keep them alive I'll have a good fall and winter crop from these plants.