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Frost on the Tomato Vines

Home made tomato sauce.

Well, it is now that time of year. Last night it got down to 27 degrees, and my tomato vines turned a dark shade of gray. The bush was loaded with plum tomatoes that were just starting to ripen, as well as lots of green tomatoes.

I decided to just harvest all of the partially-

ripe plum tomatoes, and plucked a few green ones (for fried green tomatoes). The partially-ripened fruit can be used in almost any cooked tomato sauce, and you just rinse and put them in a heavy, airtight, sealed baggie. This winter I can pop them out and peel them when they are still partially frozen. Then just chop or cut into chunks and throw them in the spaghetti sauce.