It's always with mixed feelings that I see the end in sight for the garden. I picked the last of the corn several weeks ago and now the tomatoes are calling it a day. The blight hit them hard and I'd planted all heirloom varieties -- none of which were blight resistant.
I picked the last of the tomatoes yesterday and what is probably the last of the green beans. The beans have done very well -- but now the deer have discovered them and are grazing heavily. The cucumbers also have done well but I think the vines are nearing their end.
Eggplant and peppers are going strong -- the deer don't seem interested in their foliage. And I still have sweet potatoes and winter squash to harvest.
As I said -- mixed feelings. It'll be good to take down the stakes and sea grass string and get rid of the sad remains of the tomato plants, to tidy away this year's garden in sure and certain hope of a better crop next year. It's okay if I don't put up any more tomatoes -- I have a gracious plenty, what with last year's leftovers.