Monday, September 23, 2019
Last year I didn't have a lot of tomatoes, due to the new owners of the local greenhouse mislabeling the plants and they turned out to be Roma tomatoes, a small cooking type of tomato and the yield was no good. This year I got five plants, Early Girl, Beef Steak and Golden Boy, spring was delayed as it was cold into June but soon it was a perfect year for them. We haven't had any frost yet and I'm still getting a lot from the garden. The only thing now is.. I'm sick of tomatoes! I have eaten them sliced, in salads, put them on pizza, made all kinds of pasta sauce, made dozens of my favorite tomato/onion/spinach sandwiches, gave them to friends, and almost everything I can think of!
I also have a lot of green peppers, I personally find they only really taste good in salads or stir fry, so I only bought three plants this year. Two plants produced a lot of nice big peppers and one plant didn't have one single pepper. Gardening can be strange like that.
Fortunately the tomato plants seemed to have stopped producing more tomatoes, the plants are ripening the green fruit that is already on and that's fine with me. This way, I also don't have to bring them all in. It's supposed to rain all week and be warm (no frost), which is good because I need more time to buy extra Tupperware to freeze spaghetti sauce in. Tomato anyone?