Like many of you here, I’m getting some nice things coming in now that it’s August. But since most of my tomato plants are determinate, I’m nearly at the end of my run. I have three ripening fruit on one plant and four on the other. But more on that later. For now, suffice it to say, I’m thrilled with the tomatoes and green beans and chard. I sauted the chard with onions and added it into a ham and cheese breakfast omlette. I was delighted. And my herbs continue to produce beyond all reason. Still to come in are several green peppers and another, later, planting of beans.
I understood and accepted that determinate tomatoes stop producing at some point. Well, mine did. I’ve harvested nearly all of the lovely tomatoes it put out for me. But now, within the little more than the last week, that darn plant has grown, and blossomed, and produced new, tiny tomatoes. I thought I’d rip it out sometime before August 1, which is the last date given for fall pea planting here in Illinois. But then the plant came on with fresh production. I doubt it’s likely the tomatoes will ripen before the first frost, but since I’ve counted about twenty of the little, round, green things, I refuse to give up on them .
I did get the peas in — in a different pot, naturally. I even wove my own trellis.
So here I am with high hopes for a fall harvest.