We are always a little sad to take down the tomato and pepper plants each autumn. Michael carefully gathers as many of the green orbs as possible, and occasionally finds a semi-ripe or even nearly ripe one. Then he takes the cages down and cuts down the plants and pulls the roots out. This year we found a few more volunteers hiding out among the tomatoes, and have a couple tiny cantaloupes that may or may not ripen. They were pretty green.
Michael set up a rack in the basement root cellar area near where we keep the garlic, and the tomatoes and peppers are all hanging out there. Some of the tomatoes and peppers may ripen, otherwise we’ll be busy using them up and preserving over the next week.