Category: Peppers

Aquaponics @ C&L Farms – Update 2

Hello Everyone!  Here’s a quick post on the Aquaponics system progress. We spent a couple hours digging the sump tank in the greenhouse.  This is backbreaking work but we wanted to have the sump tank below grade to utilize as much of the greenhouse space as we can.  The liner will be ordered soon as [Continue]

Greenhouse Progress

Everything is ticking along for the Spring plantings. We are still finishing up the storage building and greenhouse but this bitter cold in Georgia has slowed the progress down a lot. Hope for better weather this weekend so we can finish up the siding and to get started on the framing for the greenhouse. We [Continue]

Garden Blog status….finally

I’m sorry to all of my readers for being MIA the last month or so.  I have been busy with my wife’s new business venture, Twisty Stitches – Arts & Crafts with a Twisty Stitch!, and have totally neglected my own blog. Don’t worry though, I have not forgotten to plant my garden or spend [Continue]

The garden is almost ready

I spent a lot of time on the garden this weekend.  Here are a couple pictures of the progress so far.  I have the following vegetables planted so far.  I will post a longer list of activities as the season progresses. Better Boy Tomatoes (5) Big Boy Tomatoes (5) Yellow Hierloom Tomatoes (2) Goliath Tomatoes (6) [Continue]

Squash Squash and Peppers too

Originally posted on 6/6/2011 It was a hot weekend but as you can see my vegetables are doing just great.  Of course, I water them daily just enough to keep them upright and it seems to be paying off.  My cucumbers are doing great and they have a bunch of little cukes growing on them.  [Continue]

1st Tomato of the Season

So it looks like I have my first tomato of the season.  Blooms are starting to appear on my tomato plants and after some debate I decided to put out some additional plants in the open space between my peppers and cukes.  I picked up some nice okra plants and an eggplant for the wife.  She [Continue]

When are my Peppers Ready to Pick?

I found this video on one of my favorite gardening sites and wanted to share it with everyone.  Bell peppers have always given me problems in the past but this video helps me to understand when to pick them.  In this video, Farmer Joe Smith of Smith’s Acres in Niantic, Connecticut, clears up some misconceptions [Continue]