Anyway, so now it's October 14 and it's become seasonably cool. Though it doesn't stem my sadness that summer's over (sniff, sniff), it's interesting to see how the veggies respond to this change in seasons. It's definitely curtains for the tomatoes, with scroungy, fading plants and only an occasional ripe fruit.
Although...the cherry plant that I found growing out of the outdoor carpet (let me repeat that as we pause to admire the resilience and determination of nature: the cherry tomato that I found growing out of the outdoor carpet--no dirt, no food, not even a pot of its own to call home) is still producing a few beautiful, orange sun-golds. But that's about it. The other guys--Earthbox and potted plants alike--have pretty much come to an end. Farewell, old friends. The green tomatoes that are still on the vine probably won't end up ripening. Hmmm...friend green tomatoes, anyone?
|Future fried green tomatoes|
|"Darwin" - the amazingly resilient cherry tomato|
Now...what to do with 11 Carmens. To freeze or to cook, that is the question...
|Every lady loves a nice big pepper|
In the meantime, back to the change in seasons. As it cools off and tomato-pepper season winds down (oh, sweet sadness), it's time to put in greens: lettuce, spinach, kale, etc. Leafy greens tolerate the cold well. So do herbs...which are still growing great guns.