Being a Midwestern girl, it still boggles my mind that I’m getting tomatoes and peppers from the garden in October here in North Carolina. I tried to leave them on the plants for as long as possible, but towards the end of the month, I decided it was time to pull out the remaining summer plants so the fall seedlings could get some sun. There were mushrooms and mosses and all kinds of crazy things growing under the shade of my tomato plants. Crazy things!
I was a little bit bummed that a lot of the tomatoes I was letting ripen ended up getting all moldy and gross after we had a few days of rain. This tomato is still good, right? We can cut out the bad part? Right?