Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Where Did Summer Go?

Where did the warm weather go?
Just a week ago it was shorts and short sleeves….today I grabbed a sweater.

Speaking of cooler weather, if your tomatoes are not ripening or you want them to ripen faster before the cold weather sets in, you can use a technique that “shocks” them into ripening faster.

Take a garden fork and push in the soil about 18-24” from the stem. Give the fork a wiggle back and forth, pull the shovel out and repeat a couple more times around the plant. The plant will react to this by ripening the fruit faster. A little effort gives big results and I’ll do almost anything at this time of year for a few more garden fresh bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.

Have a great day