Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The end of the tomatoes

The last of the tomatoes are trying to ripen before the frost arrives. Many of these green little sungolds will, sadly, have to be nipped off the vine still green so that the plant's energy can concentrate on those that are closer to ripe.

As for the bigger tomato vines, they are providing some wonderfully tart, close to ripe, green tomatoes for that southern comfort, fried green tomatoes. We generally don't "fry" foods anymore, but a bit of olive or coconut oil in the pan to saute with will do just fine.

How is your garden ending the season?

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Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Love the sungolds, our favorite. I started tearing out the tomato plants this week and planted spinach and lettuce.

ClayItAgain / 12MidnightOils said...

Our tomatoes are barely coming on. We've already had our first frost, but it hit the squashes and peppers and left the tomatoes alone, thankfully

Sinclair said...

We didn't get many this year, either...if it weren't for the sungolds, we would have only had about 4 ripe tomatoes so far - what a year!