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My peppers and tomatoes are still green

 
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I have been growing veggies in N. California zone 9b for many years now.  I'm so behind!  My husband who is disabled with a neck injury since 2001 has developed more medical problems, add the holidays and just a lazy funk I seem to be going through.  I have tons of things that should have already been done, not to mention all the January stuff that I should be doing. I keep adding projects to my list, like adding new raised beds.  Anyway I was going to clean my raised beds out so I can plant the pea seeds that have been soaking a couple days now and must be planted today.  I discovered two of the tomato plants and 3 pepper plants that still have green stalks. The tomato is a Cherokee Purple it is an indeterminate beefsteak  It's Organic heirloom and Non GMO.  I'm not sure about the other tomato, I wrote down tomato, but not which one.  The peppers were bought as plants at the garden store.  One is Bell Pepper, one is Orange Lunchbox Pepper, and the smallest one was a cyan pepper.  All the plants that seem to still be alive are planted in hugel beets.  We have had a very mild winter.  The tomatoes I will want to relocate if they survive.  My thought on them is to dig them up trim the dead stuff off and pot them and let them live in my little greenhouse until spring.  The peppers are fine where they are.  I'm worried when I clear out the veggie bed it will expose them to much and kill them off.  I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with this?  Should I put a cover on the peppers?  Should I not waist my time?  I have just never had anything survive this long.  I would love to hear what you think.  Thanks
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cyan pepper
cyan pepper
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Bell Pepper
Bell Pepper
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Orange lunchbox pepper
Orange lunchbox pepper
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tomato
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