North Texas has more than one growing season and this year I wanted to take advantage of both of them. Mid June through late August it’s a matter of keeping vegetables and plants watered enough to keep them alive. Then in September everything really starts growing again and producing. Vegetables like peppers and beans produce well right up to our frost date, usually the second week in November.
This year I planted butternut and yellow squash, tomatoes, peppers (bell of various colors), jalapeno, poblano, banana, and other sweet peppers. By mid june the squash were gone and I replanted with okra, basil, more peppers. The butter beans and Kentucky wonder green beans were slowly climbing on the fence but no produce until this past month.
Keeping up with freezing butter beans, string beans, and peppers is daily work. Last year I made lots of green pepper jams and jellies as well as fruit jams and jellies.
Do you grow a garden? If so what made you decide to do so?