vegetable/herb garden out back. This week temperatures have plunged, and a freeze or frost is predicted within days, so it's time to rescue what we can and put the gardens to sleep for the winter.
Shown above are some of the indeterminate tomato plants which provided us with lots of sweetness and vitamins and lycopenes through the late summer and fall, and eventually overtopped steel cages 7 feet tall. The plant at the right center still had 35 tomatoes on it yesterday; the almost-ripe ones are now stored in bags. The green ones will go to friends who like to fry them.
Some of the better herbs have come inside to live under a gro-light for a while longer.