At the end of the growing season, before the first frost on Nov. 4th (where is my Global Warming?) we have lots of green tomatoes  and green peppers. Last year Fran made a Green Tomato Pie, it was good, but, it was hard to finish. What to do this year with the unripe tomatoes is the question. I once pickled the green tomatoes, not really successful.

During the season we ripen tomatoes from pink to red in a cloth lined basket with bananas, only takes a few days, maybe a week.  It didn't occur to me to ramp up this process.  Fran googled "how to ripen green tomatoes" and this article, "How To Turn Green Tomatoes Red & How To Store Tomatoes In The Fall" by By Nikki Phipps at GardeningKnowHow came up.

Well, I never quite follow directions, but, we took a brown paper shopping bag, loaded it up with the green tomatoes and bananas. Worked great, here are before and after pics.



Many of the ripe tomatoes have been taken out and eaten, but, look it works!

An added benefit is using the very ripe bananas for banana daiquiris.




Peppers, Eggplants, Plum Toms and Pole Beans

Peppers, Eggplants and Pole Beans

Harvested the last of the Peppers and Eggplants. Still Picking Pole Beans and Plum Toms.  November 1st and no frost yet. I really wish we truly had Global Warming, I could have waited until the Peppers turned red.

Will continue picking Pole Beans and Plum Toms.

Look at that pepper

Look at that pepper

Fran and I come home from a nine day vacation to Charleston & Savannah, a flash back to summer, and I head to the garden to check it out. I saw there had been a frost warning while we were away, doesn't  look like a frost occurred tho.

Still harvesting late October. A basket of beans, some tomatoes with color, and a bright red pepper. An eggplant had gone to seed but there are still green peppers and tomatoes.

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If you are an amateur gardener and you want a lovely garden, then you need to know that it is a good idea to plant flowers across all seasons. And fall-blooming ones are one wonderful addition to your flower beds. In this article, I intend to give you several suggestions of plants that flower from late summer into fall or in the fall months only. I will also provide you with short information about each of them, so you can make sure that they will survive the climate in your area.

CallCleaners North West London present you few of the most popular fall-blooming flowers that you can plant in your garden. What they share in common is that they are all extremely hardy and can survive almost all types of weather.


  • Aster novi-belgii

This beautiful flower is also known as Michaelmas daisy. And it really kind of looks like a daisy. Asters can be found in various shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. The plant’s height varies, but it might reach up to 8 inches. These daisy-like flowers prefer climates with cool summer and high humidity. They flower in late August and survive until frost. If you think you want to plant those lovely flowers in your flowers, you need to choose a site with full to partial sun. It is also a good idea to pinch them in early summer. Thus, you will ensure that your garden will be adorned with a plenty of buds. ...continue reading