stacked egg lunch
Playing with grapefruit

The End of the Tomatoes

Tomorrow night will drop below 40 after a day of clouds and rain. By Monday night there looks to be actual frost, so why delay any longer? It's time.

Last year at this time I had two large bowls of green and ripening tomatoes. This year, I could hardly have filled one of those bowls all season. So it isn't a bad ending, considering the rest.

In this picture from left to right, a Mister Stripey, two small Early Girls, and two Yellow Brandywines that are ready for action.

And in this picture there are more of each of those, plus a couple of Purple Cherokees and a Rutgers. I could force some of them to "ripen," but I think I'll use them all green.