July 9, 2018

Supporting the Growing Eggplants and Peppers

The season's outdoor vegetable crops are all planted and looking great.

I am always interested in learning new ways to improve the productivity of the gardens at my farm. This year, we decided to create new supports for my eggplants and peppers. Staking various vegetables is necessary to keep fruits off the ground and to reduce the risk of disease. My outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, has made several different types of trellises and supportive structures for the garden - all using natural elements, such as wood from felled trees, bamboo and jute twine, which can be saved after the season and reused again next year.

Enjoy these photos.