|August tomatoes still very green|
|Mr. Ben and the tent poles|
|Got it up just before a very wet week...Whew!|
|I see green tomato chutney in our future|
It is a bittersweet thing to pick the last green tomatoes off the plants. It says we will have no more fresh tomatoes from our gardens once what is ripening on the windowsill is gone. We will be forced to purchase those less than desirable grocery store varieties which pale in comparison to our lovely home grown toms. I don't know of anyone who doesn't grumble some at the less than tasty store bought tomato we find ourselves forced to eat in the off season...especially come spring when we are so hungry for a fresh salsa or slice of tomato on a sandwich that actually has some flavor to it. One thing that I am reminded of though is that any good thing is made better if we do not have it around all the time. I think this is something we really need to be thankful for especially when it comes to the food we grow. Seasonal eating becomes a delight as one season's flavors move to take the place of another and much less boring than if we had it our way all the time. .
|Tomato plants in the heap that will feed the soil for next year|
When you harvest the last of what you love in the garden remember all the lessons learned and the delight you received in the process and be thankful for this season if rest as it affords you time to lay in your garden plans for next year as you dream of future home grown tomatoes.
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