Friday, October 25, 2013
Picking the Last Peppers
We're getting frost in my area, so I'll be closing my garden soon. I headed out to see what was left, I have peppers and quite a few green tomatoes that need to be picked. I decided to pick what peppers I could. They got a late start for some reason, so my jalapenos and belles are half the size they should be. I'm going to pickle these, I should be able to get several pints for the winter. The chilies, Hungarian Wax and Banana peppers did well.
I'll head out tomorrow and pick the green tomatoes that are a good size and remaining peppers. I plan to can the tomatoes for fried green tomatoes this winter. How do you use your green tomatoes?
I'll probably pull the tomato plants and start cleaning up the garden for fall mulching. I closed the garden last year in early October. I do plan to plant garlic this week-end since it didn't do well this spring. Wish me luck. Have you closed your garden for the season?