Thursday, December 19, 2013
There were some fully grown tomatoes on dead branches when I pruned them. They were in various stages of ripening, from solid green to ready-to-eat. Those are at the bottom of the photo. I made a mixed jar of pickled tomatoes and got nearly a pint.
One thing I've never had to deal with before in a garden is weeds. My vegetables never lasted long enough to worry about it. With only the remaining green onions and tomatoes as competition, weeds are starting to take root. I'll have to remember to pull them weekly during the winter, or it's going to be a mess in three months when I go to plant something else.
I had also assumed that everything would die when I put soil in the empty pool, and did not fill it. I'm not sure how much new soil I can add next year if the asparagus and tomato are still there.
This may sound like I'm complaining, but I'm simply trying to come to terms with the reality of a successful garden. This has never happened before!