Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tomatoes up the wazoo

Well its finally getting to the point where I can't leave anything else out in the garden so I started pulling tomatoes out yesturday.  I only made it through three plants and have probably about 40 pounds of unrippened tomatoes in my kitchen.  I figured I'd try a couple different methods for ripening them indoors.

Method 1 - Do nothing.  Yes I'm going to just let them sit and see how long it takes for them to ripen on their own.  I've got a table full already.  Aren't the colors pretty?

Method 2 - Large paper bag.  I've got so many tomatoes that to use regular paper bags would be rediculous.  Solution: Lawn bag.  They are just huge paper bags after all.  I stuffed it full and added a couple ripening bananas to try and help the tomatoes along.  I have a feeling I'll have a couple more of these babies hanging around my house pretty soon as I do more harvesting.

Now it's just a matter of waiting.  Course I still have potatoes in the ground and some hot peppers still on the plants.  Hopefully the tomatoes will ripen fast enough that I can make some more salsa.  How's your garden doing?  Are you in a canning furry too?

Ripen on!

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget to save a few for Fried Green Tomatoes, Green Tomato Salsa, Grilled Green Tomato Caprese Salad, and Chow Chow (Southern Green Tomato Relish)