First things first - I will be live on the radio tomorrow twice - at 9 AM EST, for half an hour, on Niki Jabbour's radio show The Weekend Gardener - link is here - and at noon EST, for an hour, on Arbico Organic's The Easy Organic Gardener radio show; find the live link here. I look forward to some tomato talk, perhaps a bit of looking back, as well as looking ahead.
The coastal storm led to a mandatory evacuation from Ocracoke last Friday, so we missed out on week 2 (and part of week 1, to tell the truth). Since returning home, I've been clearing out the garden - all tomatoes are gone. Eggplant don't look great and will be next to go - peppers continue to thrive. The later planted new Dwarf X Indeterminate hybrids are looking great and I will do an update on them soon. I also planted three types of garlic in the side garden remaining straw bales.
I've got three remaining local events - Chatham County Extension in Silk Hope on October 19, a NC State OLLI course at the McKimmon Center on October 28, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Conference Nov 6-8 in Durham. Links to info for the three can be found on my front page - scroll down to the events listing.
Next year is already filling up - you can find 2016 events to date on the front page as well. Just a few other things - I will be completely revising (and rethinking) my websites very soon, and a regular podcast, and new video series, are on the radar as well. And those are only the high priority things I am working on. More later!
below - on the ferry, leaving Ocracoke in the rain last Saturday.