Last Large Vegetable Harvest of 2010
October 20, 2010
My gosh, by any stretch of the imagination home gardeners and commercial growers in our area have not had a good growing season. Despite that the fall has been rather on the mild side meaning the garden has been producing longer than normal. It is beyond our ADFF and we have yet to have a frost. The weather is turning and based on the week's weather predictions I decided to pick whatever vegetables I could yesterday. I was surprised at how much there really was left to pick! By far the majority was peppers but still enough tomatoes to do something with. Those two lone tomatoes are the last of the Brandywines so we are really going to enjoy a couple of toasted tomato sandwiches! They will be the last decent toasted tomato sandwiches of the year but will keep our mouth watering for next year's crop.
I will be doing clean picks until a good frost which likely won't happen for a couple of days or more given that we are in a pocket where we enjoy a bit of warming effect from the water. There will be smaller amounts of vegetable coming in and today if it is dry I will be harvesting herbs. I'm still bringing in clippings as well. There are a few busy harvest days ahead yet, if we are lucky :)