July 18, 2019

Staking Our Eggplants and Peppers in the Garden

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

Earlier this week, I showed you how we support the growing tomato plant vines at my Bedford, New York farm. We do a similar process for our eggplants and peppers. Staking various vegetables is necessary to keep fruits off the ground and to reduce the risk of disease and rot. My outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, has made several different types of trellises and support structures for the gardens - all using natural elements, such as wood from felled trees and jute twine.

Here are some photos - enjoy. And be sure to tune-in today at 5pm ET when I am back on QVC sharing more summer pieces from my popular Apparel Collection.