tomatoes ripening garden Victoria BC

Tomatoes Through October

Tomato flower in October, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

To encourage the last of the tomatoes to ripen, most of the leaves have been removed from the vines for weeks now. So, imagine my surprise when there appeared a flower!

Survivor’s soul!

The average First Frost in Victoria is November 5.  That’s just a week away!  We’ve been fortunate for mild weather so far.

Tomato vines in late October (below grape trellis) garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

The pretty yellow bloom  has no chance to become its juicy red fruit destiny.  (Yes, tomatoes are classified as fruit rather than vegetables, go figure!)

The vines are pretty much naked.  It’s time to tidy up the tomato bed before winter.

The end of season tomatoes, garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

I found a big fistful of orangey-red tomatoes.  They make good snacks, although aren’t as tasty as the sun-warmed-super-red tomatoes we enjoyed in September.

But more impressive is how many green tomatoes survived on those naked vines. (Unfortunately, they’re not so tasty. )

Now the question is:
What do I do with 1 pound (600 g) of green tomatoes?
Any ideas?
Recipes?

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© SVSeekins, 2014

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