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Thread #126160   Message #3038444
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
23-Nov-10 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening 2010
Thanks for bringing this thread back up!

I've had a crop of tomatoes this fall, and lots of cherry tomatoes are red, but most of the Super Fantastic are as green as tennis balls. I took a couple of pounds of them to a neighbor today who found a recipe for chow chow and needed a few (I'd offered the other day). I suspect that on Wednesday, the day before our deep dip below freezing arrives, that I'm going to find a couple of buckets full of green tomatoes.

I finished picking the poblano peppers, and have picked most of the bell peppers. I'm going to pot some herbs that are sprouting in the garden and bring them into the windowsill for the next few months. Fresh basil would be nice, not the expensive sprigs from the store. I have a couple of eggplant and think I'll make them into a dip for Thanksgiving. The okra is finished (what's out there now is really lumpy and ugly, so I'm leaving it for the time being) but a lot is in the freezer.

Most of the hoses are in or out of harm's way, and I started pruning back the cannas last week, in order to pull the hose out from their midst.

I've frozen quite a few trays of cut up peppers and have a lot more to do. Blanched some. I took some to work last week and I'm waiting to see who asks for more and I'll take a bucket in for them.