With the threat of a possible hurricane, not to mention a dearth of free time, looming, I decided to pick the last of the veggies from the garden. I thought there might be a tomato or two, but wasn’t quite prepared to find this quantity:
In fact, I can’t even claim credit for most of them, as they planted, tended and otherwise took care of themselves. I found three tomato plants that I had not planted growing in the old compost bin down at the bottom of the garden. They had obviously sewn from seeds thrown out with the compost and were interwoven with the chicken wire covering the bins. At the bottom of the plants were several sprays of rather large fruit. One of the plants was evidently cherry tomato in variety. All-in-all, a nice surprise. Sum total of this final round of harvest – about two gallons of tomatoes and almost the same quantity of snow-peas:
I planted a second batch of snow-peas at the end of July and ignored them utterly, which seems to work for me. We’ve been eating them for a couple of weeks now. I finally decided to just pick the rest and have done with it, as I feared the high winds might damage them or that we might forget about them and the crop would be wasted. So it looks like we’ll be eating snow-peas for a few meals this week….. and next…..