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Picked all the maters that were ripe or blushing last nite as well as a dozen cukes. Where the maters were located it didn't freeze all that hard relative to the rest of the yard. Looks like we can call it a year in the garden tho & focus on finishing up apple picking. The Fireside and Haralson need to be picked along with a few remaining Honeycrisp.  The SnowSweet should be getting close to ready. Have to round up some caramel and slice up a few. Got my eyes on a rear tine tiller not too far from here. Might have to go look at it over the weekend. Be nice to spread the new garden area with chit & get it worked in before the snow flies.
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picked the green tomatoes off my only plant left last nite and hanked it last nite. will pluck all the flowers today that are toast. my garden is no officially done with.
 
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I opened a jar of my green pickled tomatoes. Man are they tasty. :happy1:
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Well, not everything got toasted last nite. Cukes are & any volunteer gourds got nuked. Somehow one zucchini survived & I picked a nice 8" specimen. A few of the tomatoes got singed on top but had lots of live foliage left. Cannas the same. Their flowers were fine, just some of the leaves scorched in places. 4 o'clocks largely untouched. Still flowering too but definitely close to being done. Interesting to see how cold it gets tonite after they'd predicted 36 last nite.  :scratch:
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Still lots of foliage left on the maters yet along with green fruit after the 2nd hard frost nite before last. Guessing we'll have a few dozen more to pick before the week is out. Metering out the ones we picked the other nite nicely. Put the greener ones in the bottom of the buckets so between giving them away & eating them ourselves we should have maters to burn for a while yet.
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Garden season is over......picked all the tomatoes and dug all the potatoes. Still some fall raspberries yet. about half done tilling. Time for some green tomato salsa.

Temps in the 20's starting Wednesday.
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Pulled the tomatoes here Saturday.  They had been frozen a couple of times so it was time. 

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Only thing left in mine are carrots. Should get them yanked when I get home from the cabin in a week.

I have about a dozen tomatoes in the garage slowly ripening. Then withdrawals.
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It's coming here too based on the forecast after mid-week. Still lots of tomatoes to pick yet. The past 3 weekends when we've been working at Mom's, I've brought my brother from IA a dozen or so of varying degrees of ripeness. He's had a steady supply. Their garden never materialized due to the dry weather there & he loves tomatoes. Also gave him a bunch of apples. Still apples to pick yet. The SnowSweets should be about ready. Slice some up and dip them in caramel.  :happy1:
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Got the remaining Honeycrisp & SnowSweet apples picked last nite. Birds raised hob with way too many Honeycrisp & then the ladybugs got in them. Got a couple dozen SnowSweet so was happy about that. Heading to the grocery store for some caramel. The tree had what appeared to be fireblight in it even tho it's supposed to have above average resistance. Felt fortunate it was limited to a couple limbs so will prune that out and hope for the best next year. Should pull out the ratty ass lilacs to the south of it to improve air flow while I'm at it. Love the tree. It was almost perfectly shaped up until this summer. A few Firesides & Haralsons to pick tonite along with the maters.     
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Dug and let dry all the cannas and dahlias. Well, I only dug half of the cannas as that's usually more than I will need next year. Boxed them up and put in basement (I have walkout so I was able to move the boxes with a dolly.  I dug up three of the 6 or so rhubarb plants (each could easily be split into three parts) because they are in what will be the new septic drain field.  Anyone looking for rhubarb is welcome to come and get the remaining 3-4 plants.   
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I picked a few baskets of apples yesterday also. Fireside, Harolred, and some Sweet 16s that were a little later to ripen. I thought I had removed plenty of apples when they were the size of ping pong balls but I should have removed more. From what I've been reading lately, they should not be closer than 4 to 6 inches from each other. (Social distancing)
I also picked my tomatoes and peppers. I got an egg basket of bell peppers and a real nice bunch of ghosts and serranos which I will start fermenting for pepper sauce.
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Ghost Peppers

Serranos

In jars ready for a week of fermentation

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they most likely come out that color too!!!   :bow:
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Those dangerous peppers are beautiful.  Way to hot for me.  I would like to try a taste of something made out of them though.  1 bite.  LOL  I like to watch the food shows when they are eating that real hot stuff.  Pretty funny how some can handle it great!  Looks like they are in serious pain. 

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Here's a young gal who knows how to handle a pepper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pNvk7-zkGE

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a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!!

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Now isn't she delightful?  SHE is the Reason I'm thinking pick of the day!!!