Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Last of the....

These plum tomatoes will be the last of the vine ripened ones for this year.

As slowly as harvest season seemed to take to arrive, it is gone in a flash. Or thats how it seems. 
With frost looming on the horizon, and general temperatures dipping into the low 40s, summer fruits begin to falter, and it is time to say goodbye.

So today, I picked the last of the
Vine ripened tomatoes
Hot peppers
Mini bell peppers

And already finished are
Green beans, 
Early lettuce
First carrots,
Summer squash

It is a little sad to say goodbye to all the daily goodness... we still have the cold hardy greens, cabbages,  more carrots, turnips, and celery... more and more garden beds are empty and cover crops are planted. But, it is nice to see the storage shelves full, and know we will enjoy our own garden goodies ovee the winter.  And frankly, I am TIRED and will enjoy a little break!

Green tomatoes will be placed down cellar for slow ripening, after being washed and dried.  They will ripen, but nothing is as good as a red ripe tomato right off the vine. I left quite a few green ones still on one plant that is so healthy and productive.  If real frost is forecast, will have to gather those in too.

Today's harvest

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