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    Default Tomatoes Harvest

    I wanted to take the chance to share with you all our toms harvest.
    Our children really enjoyed being able to pick every single tomatoe from our garden!

    Enjoy!






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    Nice crop there CO. That little one of yours is looking more and more like a little miniCO>

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    Those look great. Can you grow them outside without a greenhouse?

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    Thumbs up green tomato pickle recipe

    Here's a great way to enjoy all those little green tomatoes all winter long.
    Super on moose burgers, or any other wild game meat burger.

    Grandma's Fresh Pack Pickles

    Ingredients:
    4 lbs. Sliced green tomatoes, sliced cucumber, edible pod peas or cauliflower. Small whole cucumbers work very well also
    gallon brine
    Garlic cloves
    Dill weed or seeds
    Mustard seeds
    Sliced onion
    1 cup vinegar
    3 tbsp. Salt
    1 tbsp. Sugar (a little more if you like sweeter pickles)
    3 cups water

    Slice thin (or thick whatever you prefer) green or even slightly ripen tomatoes, cucumbers or veggies
    Slice and add onion. Small whole cucumbers work well too

    Soak Veggies in brine for at least 2 hours or even overnight
    Brine: cup salt in gallon water

    Get jars ready and add to each:
    2 cloves sliced garlic
    1 teaspoon fresh or dried dill and/or dill seeds
    1 teaspoon mustard seed

    Drain Veggie and onion mixture, but do not rinse.
    Pack pint mason jars with drained sliced or whole veggies

    Mix this vinegar mixture and bring to a boil: keep hot until ready to use

    1 cups vinegar
    3 Tbsp. Salt
    1 Tbsp. Sugar
    3 cups water


    Pour hot vinegar mixture over packed veggies and spices until inch from top of jar
    Liquid should cover veggies

    Boil flat mason jar lids to soften seal for no more than 5 minutes
    Fix flat lids and screw rings on jars filled with vegetable and hot vinegar mixture

    Process to seal jars in boiling water bath for 20 minutes
    Remove jars from boiling bath and allow to cool. Jars should seal during cooling process.

    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Nice crop there CO. That little one of yours is looking more and more like a little miniCO>
    She is really growing! Did you see her pink hair?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Packer View Post
    Those look great. Can you grow them outside without a greenhouse?
    I did grow these ones outside without a greenhouse since June 1st this year. I started growing them the 2nd week of March (Spring Break week).



    ALASKA GRANDMA!!!
    That's amazing! Thank you so much for sending me this information. I'm going to be able to enjoy tomatoes until... January!! Yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    She is really growing! Did you see her pink hair?!
    Great, what's next go-go boots and miniskirt?

    Ooops, I forgot nose ring.
    Last edited by kingfisherktn; 09-25-2009 at 17:38. Reason: added info

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    Default great way to enjoy tomato all winter long

    If you have a root cellar (actually most any cool dry place). But try to keep it around 40*F. JUst take all your greenies and wrap them in newspaper and over the winter they will start to turn red. Now I'm not exactly sure why this works. I think it has to do withcarbond dioxide being trapped by the newspaper. But anyways, my great grandmother use to do it every year on the farm. Just thought I'd share a little what I know. Great Harvest! We didn't get many tomatoes but our Purple Potatos did great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Great, what's next go-go boots and miniskirt?

    Ooops, I forgot nose ring.
    She's already there! We limit her dress usage and she has the fake rings but doesn't put them in regularly.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleSHOVEL85 View Post
    If you have a root cellar (actually most any cool dry place). But try to keep it around 40*F. JUst take all your greenies and wrap them in newspaper and over the winter they will start to turn red. Now I'm not exactly sure why this works. I think it has to do withcarbond dioxide being trapped by the newspaper. But anyways, my great grandmother use to do it every year on the farm. Just thought I'd share a little what I know. Great Harvest! We didn't get many tomatoes but our Purple Potatos did great.
    Post a picture of your purple potatoes. I'd enjoy seeing them!
    We plan on doing some of the fried green tomatoes and for the most part, my office stays pretty cool in the wintertime and we will just put the toms in bags down there until we are ready to eat them. I just don't know if it's feasible with the cherry toms. We will see.
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    Great thread, CO.

    I picked every tomato we had in the greenhouse tonight; we're expecting a hard frost that will even make the greenhouse shiver.

    Grandma--thanks for the jarred green tomato recipe.. I'll knock these green guys out asap with that great suggestion.
    Last edited by fullkurl; 10-17-2009 at 20:31.

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