My garden's all ready for Halloween: "Woooooooooo ... we are the ghosts of tomatoes unharvested ... wooooooo."
Though it's supposed to be unseasonably warm all week, tonight may dip close enough to freezing to pose a threat to all the tender vegetable plants still laden with ripening goodness. So out came the old sheets to keep the babies warm. (Yet another reason why you should never throw away old sheets.) I also covered the tomatillos, beans and peppers.
I harvested every tomato that had a hint of ripeness, just in case. That's the colander on the right. The ones on the left I picked a couple of days ago and need to seed and freeze.
Note the handy-dandy headlamp, which made the late-night harvest possible. If you don't have one of these, you should.
Cross your fingers, please, that the tomato vines don't become ghosts for real. At least not tonight.