Thursday, October 06, 2005

Bumper Crop

I heard in my carpool today about a woman who keeps green tomatoes wrapped in newspaper in the bottom of a closet. Apparently they will ripen slowly, providing "fresh" tomatoes for weeks after the plants are gone. So tonight I picked all the unrippening tomatoes and relegated them to the basement. I also called the kids over and we finally dug up the potatoes - our fun crop this year. It may have been the weather or the variety of vegetables but I think the new location for the garden was to blame for the poor production. With three tomato plants and four potato plants, we only harvested about three dozen tomatoes and eight small potatoes. Not a feast but neither are we starving. At least I won't need to fuss with canning!