Friday, November 05, 2010


My tomato plants are loaded with tomatoes but I fear all of the good warm days are gone. Can I pick them and let them ripen on the counter? Do I keep them on the vines a bit longer? Is it time to say adios to this garden experiment? Because ultimately, with the weird weather we had this summer, it would have been a LOT cheaper to just buy a few tomatoes every time I went to the store instead of planting 'em myself. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I'll try again next year.


Amber said...

I wouldn't have thought it was possible, but I know lots of people who have picked the green ones and let them ripen on the counter. Couldn't hurt, right?

penny said...

You can find recipes for green tomatoes. One year, a long time ago when we were first married, we wrapped the green ones in newspaper and put them in a cool place --can't remember if that worked or not--but I am sure you could find out on the internet--where you can find everything!
The home grown ones taste so much better.

Dr. A said...

You gotta try one more year! Or maybe you could switch crops: zucchini (or other summer squash) grows if you even cast a sideways glance at it. And homegrown squash is also scrumptious.

Ideas for green tomatoes:

all things I've tried in the past. Honestly, I just don't like the astringency in green tomatoes. But some do.

Darren said...

@Ms.A - Fried Greed Tomatoes?! That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. It would make a good movie title tho.

Shawn and Becky said...

The big gardener at my work does it every year, picks them and they ripen over the next few months! I will experiment with different tomatoes next year and less of them . . . tomatoe overload this year! But only the little ones!