Tuesday, December 4, 2012

the garden: tomatoes in a bag

It is December, and we are eating tomatoes from my garden.

A couple of weeks ago, when the temperature was supposed to hit freezing overnight, I covered my cool-weather vegetables (lettuce, spinach and celery) with towels, and they all survived just fine and are still going. But I thought a frost would be too much for my tomatoes, so I picked all of the green tomatoes and brought them inside.

To help them ripen, I put them inside a brown paper bag and folded it closed. I keep it in my kitchen, and every couple of days when I open it, there will be a couple more red tomatoes ready to come out. It's like magic.

Behold, my windowsill on Dec. 1:

I love this climate.

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