Thursday, October 11, 2012

Green tomatoes

It was a tough summer here. I had lots of tomatoes on the vines, but none were ripening and the plants were drying up. I picked all that I could, then Googled to see if I could ripen them indoors. Tucker and Benny were curious about what I was doing.
Tucker: this is not food.
One of the suggestions was to put them in a box with an apple  (which gives off gases to help them ripen).
Ripen, schmipen! I just want this box.

I've had them in boxes for about 10 days, and they are starting to ripen already. My hope is to make more tomato sauce and/or salsa yet this fall.


brandi said...

Isn't there a recipe for something called fried green tomatoes?? Maybe you can try it while you wait to have all those tomatoes ripen.

Angel and Kirby said...

Green tomato relish or chow-chow? That is what my Grannie used them for.

Old Kitty said...

We think it's also having lovely Benny and Tucker snoopervise that's helping these toms ripen! Yay! take care

~*Connie*~ said...

Get that boy a box already!!

Roberta said...

Those green tomatoes are beautiful and I hope they ripen soon so Tucker can get his box.

The Island Cats said...

We're surprised the cats haven't jumped in there with those tomatoes!

Triple kitties on the bed