Friday, January 9, 2009

Who'd have thunk?

That once the cold weather hit, you could pull up from the garden some of these . . .

Wrap them in this . . .

Set them aside for a week or two or three . . .

And end up with this!?!

How cool is that?

If you don't wrap your green tomatoes in newspapers, by the way, and just set them in the windowsill in hopes of wintertime ripening? They'll shrivel.

Just thought you'd wanna know.



Blogger DarcyLee said...

I'm glad I know this trick now. I did leave my green tomatoes in the windowsill and yep, they got all shriveled up. I will be using this trick this year.

January 9, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I tried to wrap my garden tomatoes in paper and they rotted... Did I do something wrong? Should they be wrapped really tightly?

January 9, 2009 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Jenn -- ooooh, sorry to hear your tomatoes rotted. They don't need to be wrapped really tightly, but they do like to be in a cool, dry place. I've read that the garage is a good spot, but we kept ours in a back room of the house that stays pretty darned chilly. Do you think yours might have gotten too warm?

DarcyLee -- hope you have good luck with your tomatoes!

January 9, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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January 9, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger John and Lisa said...

We did this with the tomatoes that were left on the vine, right before the first major frost. We wrapped them in newspaper and placed them in a box in our basement. When we unwrapped them the first week of November most of them were beautifully ripened. Only a few were past their peak. It was so much fun to have fresh garden tomatoes in November!

January 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

What's a vegetable? ;0)

We gave you some love here...

January 11, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Yummy! Love that little tip/trick! Fabulous!

January 12, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger RecycleCindy said...

That's a wonderful tip to know. I have green tomatoes at different times of the year and didn't know to wrap them in newspaper. Thanks also for stopping by my blog site. I love new visitors.
Best wishes,

January 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Rue said...

That is a fabulous tip!! (And I love the pictures!)

January 21, 2009 at 6:59 AM  

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