Fall Garden…check

So, you know how my fall bucket list included, have a fall garden? Well, we did. We didn’t mean to. I didn’t plant anything this year. Everything from last year (practically) came back. Well, we saw on the weather that it was supposed to be freezing in Texas today, so yesterday, we went out to harvest. 

Harvesting tomatoes in December, who would have thought?

We had tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, mint, broccoli and more! Here is what the garden looked like before:


The hubby cut the plants, 

I picked the tomatoes off the plants. 
 
The dog pretended the tomatoes were balls to play fetch with and Gracie just hung out in her redneck infant seat.

 

 I‘d say we did a pretty good job, this was less than half of what we got:
 Check out the monster plants taking over our patio

 
And our yard.
 I think I have seen more green tomatoes than I ever want to see again.
 You remember what our garden looked like before? (See above)

Here is our garden now.
I split the tomatoes into four bowls: ready now, ready in a few days, ready in a week and totally green. 
Needless to say, I am going to be making a lot of recipes with tomatoes in the next few days.  
Some ideas; tomato basil soup, tomato salsa (with the fresh cilantro we cut), tomato pasta sauce…
Do you have any ideas of what to do with:
Tomatoes?
Green onions?
Mint?
Cilantro?   



7 comments

  1. Heather @ From Here to There says:

    I wonder if you could do fried tomatoes but instead of slices, do those little balls? You may be looking for healthier options than that though! You could freeze some or make juice out of it to put into smoothies! That’s my best right now lol! Good luck!

  2. Pamela says:

    Awesome, wish I was your neighbor so I could get some of those tomatoes! Gracie is too cute! I used to do that also put them in the laundry basket with some covers LOL!

  3. Beckey says:

    You can freeze mint! Just place it on a cookie sheet, place it in the freezer until completely frozen and then bag it. It will be wilty when you thaw it, but still has all the flavor for use in teas, lemonade, or recipes.

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