Friday, 13 November 2015

Tomato woes

Well here it is in the middle of November and I'm still waiting on my tomatoes to ripen. I have them out in the back garage. It's likely too cool out there, however, as soon as I bring them in they go to bleep. The start to turn orange and then before they get nice and red they get spots and then turn moldy



I was able to save a few from another box and made a bit of salsa. I followed a new recipe and it's too sweet and the apple cider vinegar made it pretty tangy. However at least I was able to make something.


I have 4 more boxes out back that are just starting to turn. I'm not sure what will happen with them. I would like to make a few jars of whole tomatoes, but I don't see that happening. It's rather depressing to grow them from seed and then wait this long for them to turn to mush...arrrrg....lol

Have a great day
Mrs pickles 

6 comments:

  1. Sorry about your tomatoes. I've never had any luck with "saving" them.
    I have to face facts that my season is just too short. All the toms I saved rotted. I don't think I'll be doing that anymore.
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  2. Oh, that's too bad about the tomatoes - each year there are always lessons to be learned, aren't there? I sure learned my fair share of them this year!

    I've heard that if you harvest green tomatoes, they have the best chance of ripening up if you leave them in a warmish environment and many people place them in a sunny spot to speed up the process. I'm guessing that the cold garage was the cause of your issues. I leave my end-of-season green tomatoes on my kitchen counter/table and they ripen up fairly well there even though they don't get any direct sun. The only ones that I end up chucking are those with evidence of blight (they start to show brown blight blotches) or those that were too green to start with and just stay green.

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  3. So sorry about your tomatoes. It looks like a large crop too. Your salsa looks amazing.

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