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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #300 on: August 07, 2018, 05:55:59 PM »
What to do with all of these green tomatoes?  :confused:

Psssst....they DO turn red... it's only August....;)

I know..... but I can't wait! And, I have so many! If they all ripen at once... dunno what I'll be doing doing with them then.....
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #301 on: August 07, 2018, 06:09:46 PM »
Well, what I always did...and it works....really! I wrapped 3-4 together in newspaper, then when I had 'em all wrapped in threes and fours, put the pile of all of 'em in a box downstairs or somewhere cool. They'll ripen at different times off of each other, over a couple months period. And they DO taste no different than vine ripened!  OR, do like Leech, fry 'em up! Make green 'mater salsa! Pickled green 'maters!

https://www.afamilyfeast.com/pegs-green-tomato-salsa/


https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pickled-green-tomato-relish/
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #302 on: August 20, 2018, 08:54:55 AM »
last night after i got unpacked from the lake i went thru the garden..........i got maters up the wazoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gonna need to use them us, salsa, stewed and juice is on the list this weekend. momma wants to go to the fair so...........

i got cukes also galore, need to get them taken care of. i yanked my cukes and green peppers. took 3 20 gallon garbage cans stuffed full for the cuke vines.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #303 on: August 20, 2018, 08:59:54 AM »
I wanna hear yer salsa recipe, please.....
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #304 on: August 20, 2018, 09:01:43 AM »
I wanna hear yer salsa recipe, please.....
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #305 on: August 20, 2018, 09:03:36 AM »

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #306 on: August 20, 2018, 09:14:06 AM »

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4-9 x 11 cake pans skinned and 1/4ed  tomatoes
1 container onions  the container i use is the older, taller sherbert containers. cleaned and cut up.
1 container green peppers..........see above
1 1 lb container jalepeno peppers......i use the i cant believe its not butter container.
roughly 1 cup of chopped garlic.i also add some home grown celery.

cook down, as i'm cooking it down i use a strainer to get rid of some of the juice or it takes forever to cook off. the last batch i cooked down just the maters for a bit then added the other ingredients. once its cooked down some i add some salt and pepper and a couple tablespoons of ground cummin!!!!!!

put in jars and seal.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #307 on: August 20, 2018, 09:18:41 AM »
Oh, ya cook it? I was thinking fresh salsa, like for chips....yer stuff would be great spooned over lime-marinated chicky breasts, topped with shredded cheddar.... :tongue:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #308 on: August 20, 2018, 09:21:26 AM »
my wife has a really good fresh salsa reciepe. for that we use roma maters, they tend to stay together better. but i can get her to get off her azz to make it!!!!!! :confused: :confused: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #309 on: August 20, 2018, 09:52:10 AM »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: Roma's are great for stuff!  :happy1:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #310 on: August 25, 2018, 06:18:14 PM »
Cleaned up the rest of the table onions tonight.....  :happy1:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #311 on: August 25, 2018, 06:25:00 PM »
Oh nummy!  :hubba:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #312 on: August 26, 2018, 03:23:15 PM »
Does look good. I ended up planting 3 clusters of black beauty zucchini and 3 gold clusters. Not sure how many double batches of bread we've made otta tge green ones but them gold ones are non stop. Been grilling most of them,  slicing adding to kaboobs or just grilling for a side, really good. Think I'll do those again next year.

When it comes to salsa we like it chunky,  so I've been slicing everything by hand except for  cloves of garlic and cilantro that run thru the ninja. Its pretty simple recipe,  maters , peppers ( bell, jalapeno,  serrano ) , onion, a clove of garlic per qt, lime juice, cilantro ,salt and pepper to taste.  I have lots of red serranos and jalapenos now, those will probably sweeten it up a smidge.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #313 on: September 27, 2018, 04:04:12 PM »
Question......we are supposed to get a heavy frost tonight, I have a bunch of green tomatoes......

Can I, or should I....pull them off of the vine and hope they will rippen?
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #314 on: September 27, 2018, 04:20:22 PM »
not tonight....better chance friday nite!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #315 on: September 27, 2018, 04:54:54 PM »
One year I had many, many green tomatoes on. It was about the 3rd week of September and it was predicted to get down to the upper 20's. I went out about 5 AM with the garden hose and drenched my tomato and pepper plants. There were many of them, 24 plants if I remember right, and the plants were huge, some of them 8 feet tall. I spent about an hour out there spraying. The ice on my tomato cages was over half an inch thick in places but I saved every plant and went on to harvest more tomatoes after the freeze than I had before it.
This year my tomatoes are about done anyway.  :pouty:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #316 on: September 27, 2018, 04:56:54 PM »
Question......we are supposed to get a heavy frost tonight, I have a bunch of green tomatoes......

Can I, or should I....pull them off of the vine and hope they will rippen?


Per info I got on here I just put them in a cardboard box with newspaper on the bottom of it.  Then cover with newspaper and they will ripen.  Throw out bad ones as they occur.  Works great.

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #317 on: September 27, 2018, 07:00:12 PM »
Velk my phone wedder says cold spring is in a frost advisory. Don't care only thing left is kalarabi and they will be fine.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #318 on: September 27, 2018, 07:39:46 PM »
Question......we are supposed to get a heavy frost tonight, I have a bunch of green tomatoes......

Can I, or should I....pull them off of the vine and hope they will rippen?


Per info I got on here I just put them in a cardboard box with newspaper on the bottom of it.  Then cover with newspaper and they will ripen.  Throw out bad ones as they occur.  Works great.

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #319 on: September 28, 2018, 06:43:43 AM »
Question......we are supposed to get a heavy frost tonight, I have a bunch of green tomatoes......

Can I, or should I....pull them off of the vine and hope they will rippen?


Per info I got on here I just put them in a cardboard box with newspaper on the bottom of it.  Then cover with newspaper and they will ripen.  Throw out bad ones as they occur.  Works great.

He doesn't recall much, does, he?  :crazy:
Yes, I do recall that conversation.
I guess I should have worded the question differently.....

Would they rippen quicker left on the vine, covered so the frost don't wreck them? Or, put them in a box in the basement covered with news paper?
I've always been told that they taste better ripped on the vine. Is there any truth to it?
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #320 on: September 28, 2018, 07:01:56 AM »
Nope. Ask Barry.....!  He did it! I've always wrapped about 3 together tightly in one sheet of   newspaper, then take all the wrapped piles of 'em and put 'em in a box down in a slighty cool area. Done that for many years.  They ripen great and taste no different, IMO.....make sure none are bruised or have bad spots, though. Plus, they ripen at different rates, when wrapped in different bunches, so I check weekly, had fresh 'mater's in November!  :smiley: Give it a try!
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #321 on: September 28, 2018, 07:02:47 AM »
I have done it both ways and the flavor is the same to me. I have a heated garage so i lay newspaper on a table and place on that then put newspaper over the top until the ripen.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #322 on: September 28, 2018, 09:02:31 AM »
 :scratch: :scratch: i'll be out of fresh garden tomatoes by mid next week. no worries about how to keep them. :scratch: :scratch: :shocked:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #323 on: September 28, 2018, 09:39:41 AM »
I've got a lot of 'maters with a little blush on them so I'll pick tonite but the greenies are on their own. Frequently it's slow to freeze on the south facing slope where they're located.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #324 on: September 28, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »
I have done them both ways and I prefer them vine ripened. Either way I don't think you get the full flavor that you get during warmer weather. Either way they are still better than what you can purchase at the store

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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #325 on: September 28, 2018, 05:50:47 PM »
I pulled them all tonight...a five gallon bucket worth...
Gonna do it the JB way....put them on a table....
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #326 on: September 28, 2018, 06:22:36 PM »
The skwirrels were just waiting for that...... :rotflmao:
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #327 on: September 29, 2018, 12:10:14 PM »
I pulled everything....maters are in the basement covered with newspaper....
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #328 on: October 01, 2018, 07:11:42 AM »
 :happy1: :happy1: Did the same thing with mine last thursday night.
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Re: 2018 gardens
« Reply #329 on: October 01, 2018, 08:29:06 AM »
I was out hunting so the garden was left to fend for itself.  Got back yesterday but haven't looked to see what froze yet.  :pouty:
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