To encourage the last of the tomatoes to ripen, most of the leaves have been removed from the vines for weeks now. So, imagine my surprise when there appeared a flower!
The average First Frost in Victoria is November 5. That’s just a week away! We’ve been fortunate for mild weather so far.
The pretty yellow bloom has no chance to become its juicy red fruit destiny. (Yes, tomatoes are classified as fruit rather than vegetables, go figure!)
The vines are pretty much naked. It’s time to tidy up the tomato bed before winter.
I found a big fistful of orangey-red tomatoes. They make good snacks, although aren’t as tasty as the sun-warmed-super-red tomatoes we enjoyed in September.
But more impressive is how many green tomatoes survived on those naked vines. (Unfortunately, they’re not so tasty. )
Now the question is:
What do I do with 1 pound (600 g) of green tomatoes?
© SVSeekins, 2014
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