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Just in From the Garden

October 21st, 2011 at 08:26 pm

It's a little strange to be picking tomatoes at 10;20 pm? I just heard the frost forecast and decided to salvage what I could. In came all the potted herbs, and I went out for a last harvest. There were red tomatoes hiding, a couple straggly peppers left, and lots of green tomatoes.
I guess I'll wrap the green ones in newspaper like my mom did and look at pickling some of the green cherry tomatoes. My habits get odder and odder without DH and his regular schedule. Our usual Friday night has a bottle of wine and Newshour. Instead DD and I ate glorified snacks and watched Harry Potter 1 for the 127th time.

I've never pickled tomatoes before, but it sounds like fun. Any experienced picklers out there? It's been a long time since I "put up" anything.

5 Responses to “Just in From the Garden”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good idea to get that last harvest before the frost. I was out picking herbs the other night. Gardners do what they have to do!

    Hope the pickling turns out well...let us know, OK?

  2. starfishy Says:

    i'm too lazy to pickle anything, but i love making fried green tomatoes!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Harry Potter 1 is the best Smile

  4. patientsaver Says:

    I'm too lazy to do anything with green tomatoes, period. But good for you!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    So you will know for next year, if you pull up the tomato plant by its roots and hang it upside down in your basement or garage the tomatoes will continue to ripen for a while as the plant dies off. Not that wrapping them in newspaper doesn't work, too, but it's just another option.

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