The weather has taken a turn towards autumn and that’s had a marked impact on my garden. The tomatoes are beginning to ripen but are also getting some black spots which can spell disaster for the crop. I picked a pan of fat, juicy tomatoes last night, though some still have bits of green; tonight I’ll pick a few more. I want to get them in the house before the wet weather causes them all to rot on the vines. I can cut out the small blemishes as long as the majority are OK.
These are destined to become spaghetti sauce — I wanted to make some last year but had a total crop failure. This year is shaping up much better and I will definitely have enough for at least one batch. If the plants continue to produce, I’ll have enough to make salsa as well.
(a mix of tomatoes from my garden; the one in my hand is as big as a softball!)