My tomatoes are finally coming in fairly steadily, but then again the cold weather is starting in on us a little early too. I’ve been covering them here and there, watching the forecasts and checking the actual temperature each night.
I’ve re-used plastic table cloths from a work event to cover them, coupled with some utility lights underneath to provide a little extra heat.
The cold has all but killed some of the more delicate flowers and my cucumbers, squash & melons, but those were all pretty much done for the season anyway.
I haven’t started canning any tomatoes yet, and it was very difficult to find the time to utilize my solar dryer, but I will be blanching and freezing some in small batches.
Solar Flair Tomato
Clockwise from Beam’s Yellow Pear, Rutger’s (the volunteer!), A Grappoli D’Inverno, & Black Cherry
My family has become addicted to my tomato & cucumber, or tomato & avocado salads. I’m not looking forward to the season being over and having to resort to tasteless, store-bought tomatoes. Bleh.
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell