|Green tomatoes harvested from The Campbell Community Garden, October 11, 2012. At least 3/4 of these ripened in my garage. We were able to donate ripe tomatoes to the food pantry for Thanksgiving dinner!|
- Pick mature fruit (mature tomatoes have turned from deep green to whitish and have well-formed seeds inside).
- Near ripe tomatoes are spread out one tomato deep in card bard boxes and left in my garage to finish up.
- Green tomatoes are wrapped individually in newspaper and layered tow or three deep in card board boxes; a couple of times a week I inspect them and move riper tomatoes to the top of each box, any damaged fruit is tossed.
|Canned tomatoes: So far this year I have canned 46 pints of tomatoes...29 to go to meet my goal of 75 jars!|