Thursday, October 20, 2011

First freeze = sad tomatoes

The weather forecast for tonight predicts the first frost of the season. Frost combined with several blustery days and sustained cool temperatures meant we had to face the facts. Tomato season is over. It is time for the tomatoes to give up their real estate.

Oliver pulled up our two plants today and separated the fruit into grocery bags for me to see. We had 5lbs 3oz of growing heirloom tomatoes and ANOTHER 2.5 lbs of grape tomatoes. Oh what might have been!

This summer we learned a lot about fertilizing tomato plants. I'm really looking forward to applying this year's lessons to next years crop. Onward tasty kale!


  1. This happened to us in Philly, and I pickled all my green tomatoes. Haven't tried them yet, but I just wasn't willing to let them go.

  2. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I have lots of green tomatoes too, roma, cherry heirloom etc. Any recipe ideas?

  4. We are ripening the mature ones in newspaper. The smaller green ones I'll pickle. The larger ones that don't ripen will probably get fried and served with a little homemade pimento cheese.