Last year was the summer of the green tomato, but this year our tomatoes did even worse. After an extremely short warm season, with few days over 80 degrees, fall arrived with a rainy vengeance in the northwest.
Our tomatoes were still mostly green on the vine, and we covered them with a blue tarp for a day during the heaviest rains, so they wouldn't split and mold.
When we uncovered them, we realized that our warm days had passed, and we had no hope of any more red-ripe tomatoes this year.
But wait! My enterprising husband pulled the best ones from the ground, and hung them upside-down in the barn.
Look at those amazing plants trying to ripen their fruit! Anything that shows a little color gets taken into the kitchen to ripen fully, and they taste great!
As the days grow colder and winter looms - I say "Yay for Late Tomatoes!"
Did you get tomatoes from your garden this year?
Ever tried this method to keep your tomatoes going?