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Fall cleanup

It must be contagious. We were out whacking out a bunch of summer's over-growth today, getting ready for some fall planting of tomatoes, peppers, and other stuff. Planting schedules for zone 10 take some getting used to. I'm still programmed to think "spring," but in truth, fall-winter is our best season for many things, including vegetables.

I'm not the only one in this climactic disconnect. So are the decision-makers at the box stores. If you want to find any selection of bedding plants for tomatoes or peppers, you have to find a local nursery that bothers to grow its own. Or hang out at the local farmers' market where many of the vendors grow a few bedding plants as well as the usual collards and sweets.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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