We are swimming in tomatoes! Here is our latest haul:
I quickly discovered that i have to pick them before they’re totally red otherwise the birds get them. I can’t really blame them, they are really good tomatoes. Way better than grocery store ones! Anyway, up until now, it’s been a trickle…a tomato here, a duo there. Today we picked quite a few at once, which means…time to try canning them. I am not totally sure what/how I’m going to do it. I might eventually try to make pasta sauce out of them. Usually I use store-bought tomato sauce and paste for it, so this would be a new thing for me.
Here is the garden:
Or should i say, “jungle?” On the far left is garlic, and one roma plant. Then I have 4 Early Girl tomato plants in the middle, one or two things of thyme. The tall skinny thing is my romaine. It’s blooming so I can grab the seeds soon. The dying stuff on the right is spinach, I need to get those seeds too. Also on the right: asparagus that i have needed to plant forever, and rosemary.
It’s hard to see but there are quite a few green tomatoes getting ready for me. I am surprised that only a few plants can produce so much!
The garlic is almost done. You’re supposed to pull them up when the tops die. Then you have to dry them for a few weeks. I planted those in the fall/winter. I love me some garlic, but it takes SO LONG for it to grow and be ready to eat. I need to plant a lot more or figure out how to stagger it so i can get it more often.