Monday, September 28, 2009

The last hurrah

We have a frost warning for tonight, the first of the season. So today I harvested the last of the peppers and tomatoes.

I had a good crop of both this year, especially the peppers. I always plant too many peppers because I like the look of the plants. Anyway, you can't have too many peppers.

Tomatoes are always late ripening. I didn't have edible ones (aside form fried green ones, that is) until late in August. But since returning from Ireland I have pigging out on delicious, sweet, vine ripened tomatoes as good as any I've ever had.

I hate to see the garden go. But I guess it's time.


The Hermit said...

A fellow gave me a big bag of peppers this year. I cut them up and fried them with eggs and corned beef, and they were good. But the pepper juice got in the air and settled on everything, that wasn't so good.

BobG said...

Weather man says we may start getting colder tomorrow; looks like the garden is going to be shutting down soon. I didn't get too many peppers this year, but I had a lot of tomatoes, tomatillos, zucchini, and greens.
Green tomatoes are good; I like them either fried, pickled, or made into salsa.