Friday, October 21, 2011

Late Season Tomatoes

I finally just cracked open my fall issue of Gardening How-To Magazine and inside was a short article on caring for your tomatoes late in the season. I wish I had read this earlier! Maybe if I remember I can try this next year. It said a month efore the first frost date to pinch off all flowers, new shoots and as well as any small fruits keeping only those that are about a month from maturity. I don't know about everyone else, but I have a hard time doing so! I even kept the small green tomatoes this year when I hacked down my Black Krim tomato plant to give to my neighbor's chickens to feast on. They seemed to really like the foliage on the plant as by the next day it was GONE!

1 comment:

Lepusreg said...

I wanted to comment on the green tomatoes in late fall. you CAN use them. you can make green tomato fermented salsa and it is a style of ferment similar to sauerkraut and VERY easy to make. The recipe is in Sally Fallon's book "Nourishing Traditions". I know it can be purchased from but might be available other places too. it's a GREAT use for green immature tomatoes! i made some last year and it lasted me all winter. it is particularly good over time (the longer it is in the fridge the better it gets). I also liked mixing it with regular organic salsa for dipping. Great stuff!