Yesterday I checked on the tomato plants and found a few surprises. A while ago I'd separated the plants out. Those with tomatoes I set aside to keep checking and the rest I moved over and ignored. Yesterday I noticed a yellow flower among the tangles of tomato plants in the "forgotten" section. I started looking closer and realized that several of these plants had started to flower. So I moved the flowering tomato plants over to a sunnier spot near the flower garden that is frequented by bees. Perhaps if they're pollinated I can move them indoors and still get tomatoes?
I also noticed that the Juane Flamme tomato plant had dried up and dropped the still-green tomato.
Tony suggested putting it in a paper bag to see if we could ripen it. Into the bag it went. We'll see how it goes.
I also noticed that the biggest purple pepper was ready for picking. It's not as purple as I'd hoped, but it looks slightly more purple than the brown ones I took from the other plant. When I announced it was ready, #4 wanted to be the one to pick it. Here she is showing off her prize.
The "Beaver Early" strawberry plant is not only thriving in the colder weather, it's actually attempting to grow three strawberries!