January 11, 2010

Last of the Garden Tomatoes

My last 2 toms from 2009,kitchen window sill ripened.Picked green - Dec. 1, 2009
Eaten fresh - Jan. 10, 2010

Last of the Garden Tomatoes photo & text copyright January 2010 
by Leigh at http://www.5acresandadream.com/


Woolly Bits said...

wow, you still have some of your own? god, all we have is a dripping wet, but still white(ish) garden, in deep winter sleep:(( though - I did manage to grow some cress - inside! it took ages to sprout and grows slowly - and it doesn't look quite as green as usual - but it tasted good and fresh:)) I doubt this will change for some weeks to come, but I am quite glad to be able to sprout stuff inside until we're able to buy fresh food again! enjoy your "toms":))

Julie said...

I can't believe that you still have tomato's that is wonderful!

Nina said...

Sounds like you managed some good storage! Great! What a nice treat instead of the store bought winter toms that taste like cardboard.

Renee Nefe said...

wow! I wish I could get fresh tomatoes in winter! I think I'm going to try one of those indoor tomatoe plants...if I can get the humidity up.

Cynthia said...

How pretty! I just went out to the garage to check on some of ours and realized the door had been left open and they all froze. Too bad -- next year we'll be more careful.

Leigh said...

Bettina, these are the last. They've been kitchen window sill ripened. I agree that seeds to sprout are a "must" to keep on hand.

Julie, I had a few more but a number of them went bad. These probably could have gone longer and ripened more, but I noticed they were beginning to shrivel, so we had them in a salad. They were sure tasty though!

Nina, it wasn't the best of storage but at least we had some. It's been a good lesson and is helping me to see what we need to do next year when we have more garden produce to keep.

Renee, an indoor tomato plant is an excellent idea! Maybe I should consider that for next year, since I won't have a greenhouse by then.

Cynthia, oh no! How disappointing. :( Sounds like you're learning about it just like me.

Life Looms Large said...

A fresh tomato in January is such a luxury!! Great job!