For a couple of weeks, we waited to hear some news about the weather. The weather has been so nice, but with our tomatoes still growing outside, we knew that frost would kill them. You may remember that these plants were the second round, as our first set didn't make it. We've been able to use a handful tomatoes, but the majority were still green and growing.
So, Q came up with a plan. A couple of days ago, he pulled all of our tomato plants because the cold was coming! He brought them into the kitchen so that I could pull all of the tomatoes off.
I probably pulled off about one hundred or so, all in different sizes. I placed the small ones (about 30-40) in a couple of bowls to use in recipes. I have to learn how to use green tomatoes, but I'll get it.:)
Q and I spent some time last night wrapping up the larger ones (about 60 or so) in newspaper. He had read somewhere that this will cause them to turn a bit red and would stay fresh until we were ready to use them.
But still outside are a couple of melons who will no doubt die in the days ahead. This is also the second round as the first set didn't make it either.