I pulled out the majority of our garden. Always a sad day. Overall the garden was not a huge success this year. We did get some huge and delicious tomatoes, but we did not get a ton of them. The cherry tomatoes were so small it made them a total hassle to pick and I eventually gave up. Hot peppers are usually the most successful thing I plant. This year I only got a handful. Cauliflower was new in the garden, it was plentiful but a total garden hog.
I actually didn’t realize how out of control my tomato plants were, two of them would have been at least 8 feet standing tall. They were all grown into each other and I had a hard time figuring out where one started and the other one ended. I never did trim them over the summer, I think that was the problem.
I did leave two tomato plants and the pepper plants in the ground. They had some fruit about to ripen. We shall see. But I did salvage the green tomatoes we did have and fried up a batch of fried green tomatoes.
Did I mention I fried them in bacon grease? Totally unnecessary but delicious. Also unnecessary, a trip to the store. I was just about out of milk so I used apple cider to soak the tomatoes in. Dredge them in a mixture of wheat germ, bread crumbs, and whole wheat flour. Nice and light. I served them with Romesco sauce for dipping. A perfect way to end the season and make it a little less sad.