Sunday, September 22, 2013

a season we hate to see end

Nighttime temperatures are not yet cold enough to kill the tomato plants. But the temperatures day and night are cool enough that there are no new flowers blooming, so no new fruit will be set. The bees are still out in strong numbers every day, but they are on the goldenrod and not on the tomatoes. 

We eat tomatoes every day for months. If a slice with a hamburger, a salad mixed with cucumbers and goat cheese, cooked into a chili, roasted with other vegetables or into a salsa, we love them. 

As production slows we are happy thet are growing inside the hoop house. The extra bit of protection extends the tomato season by a few weeks, keeping us a bit happier for all the fresh goodness. 

We regret the end of the the tomato season. It is so nice to pluck a fresh, warm tomato and eat it. Hate to see it come to an end. 

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