Trivial tomato news. Did you grow any?
October 6, 2016 4:10pm CST
We all know there is a huge hurricane about to smack Florida and some other states and we wish safety for those in its path. Then there is this election and the best news about that is that it will be over in less than a month. So, leaving aside the serious stuff for a little while, I thought I'd show you these tomatoes. All of them were very green a little over a week ago. Now they are almost ready for salads. I read that they should be kept in newspaper in a dark place at a certain temperature, but decided that a paper bag in the window would have to do. The next day, my neighbor told me they should be out, but not touching, so we put them on this tray and they have been in the dining room since then. Much to my surprise they turned a very nice shade of red. Anne is making green tomato chutney out of what was left on the vines.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
7 Oct 16
I thought, from your title, you were going to tell how at one time tomatoes were thought to be poisonous. About the man who sat on the Capitol steps and ate tomatoes to prove to people that they were not poisonous. But your tomatoes look good. Ready to eat. I could go for a tomato sandwich right now.
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Oct 16
Yes I grew tomatoes. You're right. Its that time of the season when I need to cave and pick all the tomatoes- green ones and semi ripe ones. My Mom always said to wrap the green maters in newspaper then put them in a paper bag and they would ripen. I knew a German lady who made a green tomato pie. The pie was sweet in nature.
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Oct 16
@changjiangzhibin89, Fascinated by your comment about solanine, I did some research and found that there is little to concerned about. I found a really interesting NY Times article on the subject of tomatoes and it even mentions using the leaves as an herb. I think you will find it interesting as well.
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• Bournemouth, England
7 Oct 16
I am harvesting tomatoes from 3 supermarket-bought plants, one of which survived a severse slug attack early in the season. Normally I only use such plants as a backup to the ones I grow from seed but I only planted two this year, both very late. One has a single plum tomato which should make it so I am glad I got those other plants.