By mid July here in south Texas, the garden tomatoes are spent. The plants have given up all the fruit they are going to and start to die back. Usually I just cut them back to about a foot from the ground and they will come back with a (very mediocre) fall harvest. But this year I think I'll try something different.
On my days off from work, I usually sit in the recliner with a homemade vanilla latte and watch garden vloggers on YouTube. Yeah, I know I'm a nerd in need of some serious help, but I REALLY look forward to those mornings! Anyway, one of the home gardeners was saying that he clips off some of the new growth, puts them into water to root, and then plants them once the roots are a couple of inches long.
So that's going to be my garden experiment for this year, to see if I can get a better fall harvest this way. I'll keep you updated!
And if you're looking for some awesome information about home gardening, check out some of my favorite YouTube gardening channels:
I think that's enough to get you inspired to grow something of your own! And if you already grow things, it's a wealth of information and a wonderful "community" to become part of!