The tomatoes are starting to ripen , we have been eating the little yellow pear tomatoes just off the vine and in salad, or as a snack, but then the other tomatoes have started to ripen and it was time to get to work. So I now have 5 pint jars of salsa and 2 Qt. jars of little roma tomatoes ! I need a " prep chief", Nikole has an excellent one that she " trained"!!! I found a canned spaghetti sauce recipe in my Taste of Home magazine, I need 25 lab's of tomatoes, I think I will try it and half the recipe. I just need to stay on top of the ripening tomatoes. And there will be more tomorrow.
I have been digging potatoes , carrots , and beets. I have made beet cake and chocolate beet cupcakes. Both were quite good. The garlic is braided and hung to dry, the onions were dug up and are drying on the picnic table, I will attempt to braid them as I saw on pintrist, and if it does not work I have mesh bags I will put them in and hang up . The beans are not doing much , I will make sure that I don't pick up pole beans again. The kale is doing well, and the cilantro is fading fast. I have lots of Jalapeño peppers , and some red and green bell peppers.
My pumpkin patch was moved to the pasture by the barn, and I have only a few pumpkins. So next year I will plant them back in the garden and then I will try some back there again. But after talking with Nikole maybe I need flowers that will attract bee's for pollination. So I need to start planning that area.