Here in NC there is that last gasp before the cold night comes that is probably going to tank your warm season vegetables. You can just feel it, like your plants are on borrowed time. I might get a few more tomatoes but not good ones.
This year was kind of a mess. There was COVID of course. But also deep cold snaps that reached far into the spring. Lots of nights covering my upside down planters with trashbags and lightbulbs. Like the hokey pokey. Things I planted that did poorly. SLUGS, attacking relentlessly. fire ants when I harvest. (last night even). Volunteer tomatoes that excelled, but were in a terrible location with no trellis. I tried propping the fruit up but no good.
So I learned a lot.
Here it is, the last harvest!
It features the last handful of basil culled from six planters. Two of the awesome volunteer tomatoes. My Q3 pepper (there can only be two a year.) Nine red ripper beans (the totality of my bean crop this year), three ghostly peppers that I can't tell if they matured or not. And finally, the star of my garden all year, cherry tomatoes! Applause for you, you little bites of heaven!