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:
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: