Monday, October 25, 2010

Harvest Monday and Cleaning Out

I finally did it. I cleaned out all of my tomato plants.



I still have a lot of work to do, but at least all of my green tomatoes are wrapped and waiting to ripen inside, without fear of frost. There still isn't any in the forecast, but I didn't want to risk it, and have to do it based on the weather's schedule. I did leave the cherry tomatoes, because they are ripening just fine, and my husband really likes them (so does Heidi!)

I am now LOADED with green tomatoes, and I really hope that they do well inside!

While pulling all of the tomatoes I found several that had just fallen all over each other. This one would have need three of my 4.5-5 ft tall stakes to keep it upright!

Here is one of my amazing pineapple tomatoes, ready and waiting to be saved for seeds for EG once it ripens. These were all incredibly huge, and I got another six or so off of these plants.

I'm not sure you can really call this a HARVEST since I can't really eat any of this right now, but if you want to see what other people are getting from their gardens, head over to Daphne's Dandelions!


  1. Oh boy..I can't wait! That's a whopper!!!!

  2. Kelly over at "How Kelly's Garden Grows" did a post a couple of days ago on a tasty green tomato salsa that looks right up your alley right now, check it out!

    Everything at your place is starting to look like fall! Now we can plan for next year!

  3. EG- I just hope they ripen! They are definitely some large tomatoes! I did NOTHING for them to get that large, you're much more organized about feeding your plants. I'll look forward to seeing how big you can get these! They are beautiful when they are ripe too!

    Erin- I saw that post! I'm hoping to get an opportunity to try that myself! Thanks for the link! I'll know exactly where to head for my recipe!
    I love the planning part of the garden. I've already been looking forward to my seed catalogs, and have requested a few new ones!

  4. Beautiful tomato Messy missy:-) I was thinking about the Pineapple tomato for this season but I never heard of anyone growing it. It is gorgeous Magan, well done. Is it tasty as well as lovely looking?

  5. Tyra- Thanks! :) I couldn't wait to try these this season! It's been a while since I've had a ripe one, so I can't exactly remember the flavor, but I don't remember being disappointed! They are beautiful all they way through though! An excellent slicer, they cover the entire piece of bread!

  6. Wow, look at all those green maters. I see salsa verde in your future.

  7. Oh, for sure that is a harvest:) Harvesting for EG is indeed a very important thing to do for generations to come!
    I hope you will enjoy your own tomatoes for a long time ahead:)
    Have a nice week,
    Cesar's Garden

  8. That's a lot of tomatoes! I'd sure call it a harvest. Do you like fried green tomatoes?

  9. Pineapple tomatoes sound interesting!

  10. That is a huge tomato. I really love pineapple tomatoes too. They take so long to mature though. I'm not sure I'd get many in my climate (at least in a normal year).