November 21, 2011

Extending the Meager Harvest of Tomatoes

I picked the green tomatoes before the night of killing frost. They've been in a single layer on the dryer in the laundry room since then, a rather dark room. A few are almost baseball size; most are golf ball size and smaller.

One by one, they have begun to turn orange, and as they do I move them to the kitchen windowsill. When ripe, they aren't as good as a summer tomato, and the skins are thicker than I like, but they are ripe tomatoes and they taste pretty good.

You can see that several are tiny and others are wrinkly, perhaps dehydrated. Next week I'll go through the ones that are left and decide which are likely to turn orange, and which need to be given to the chickens, but I'll have several red tomatoes on the table for Thanksgiving!


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