Sarah’s Garden: Happy December!

It feels strange to say that, especially because of what I found in my garden this past weekend:


baby beefsteak

Oh tomatoes, you just want to keep growing, don’t you?  I don’t blame you, the weather this past week has been unseasonably warm (but that didn’t stop me from using my back patio as a back up “refrigerator” as we cooked for Thanksgiving.)  Now it seems we’re actually moving toward cooler weather so this little baby sadly didn’t make it.

I am in the process of finally getting rid of all my tomato plants (sniff sniff) but I couldn’t bring myself to throw out all the green tomatoes.  So here’s my actual last harvest of green tomatoes:


This is more than it looks like

I didn’t really know what to do with them and my fridge was already full of Thanksgiving leftovers so I decided to try ripening them.  Since I had so many I tried the wrapping-them-in-newspaper method:


yes, that's philly weekly

I had so many I had to use two roasting pans!


again with the PW

I haven’t seen much change yet, but we’ll see what next week brings.  In the meantime, here are some handsome young tomatoes for you to admire:



And here’s a last Beauty Queen, nice and yellow and striped:



Are people’s gardens still growing?  I left my poor eggplant out there even though I’ve given up hope of ever getting any eggplant from it…I just can’t bear to let it go quite yet.

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2 Responses to Sarah’s Garden: Happy December!

  1. Dan Pohlig says:

    It has been a strange season with how late the tomatoes were coming in. I had a bunch over Thanksgiving weekend that I picked and chopped up into little pieces for the worm bin. Circle of life…

  2. Fried green tomatoes? We’ve still got a few tomatoes hanging on in the backyard despite the fact that the plants are dead.

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