Friday, October 19, 2012
Last Friday night, temps dipped down LOW! The overnight temp was 32°F at some point. This brought frost. I told my dad a few weeks ago that the frost was going to get my tomatoes before I did because there were still so many green ones on my vines! Grrr.... I covered the plants to protect them from the frost Friday night. On Saturday when I uncovered them, I decided to go ahead and pull all the tomatoes off the vine and clean up the area in case we had more cold nights before they ripened. We haven't had any more cold nights. But I have a box full of green tomatoes!
The southerner in my whispers thoughts of frying these. Then, that southerner remembers the mess that frying makes and that she doesn't really LIKE to fry stuff. I've decided to leave them. If tomatoes we buy in the store are picked green and delivered to us months later ripened over time, why can't I try it at home? I'll bring them in and put them a counter somewhere. Maybe by December I'll have ripe tomatoes!