Monday, September 17, 2007

Fruitful Fall

Crisp air and chilly weather may be on the way, but don't tell that to our tomato vines. Most of them are still thick with green fruit waiting to turn cherry red. Yes, our Brandywine is done, the Japanese Trifel has given up and the Cherokee Purple is a shadow of its summer self. Still, the Donna is heavy with green globes, the Black Ethiopian has plenty of life left in it and the cherry tomato is out of control! Of course, an untimely frost will nip any new tomatoes in the bud. And shorter days mean the ripening process will take longer, making sudden death that much more likely. Still, a girl can dream of baskets of tomatoes right through October...

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