The final product, burbling awayI was at this for three hours this morning between the picking, sorting, peeling, chopping, not to mention washing the dishes that mount in a process like this, but it will be worthwhile in the end. I hope the remaining tomatoes in the garden are going to ripen up before the plants go down completely so I can actually get some into jars as I had planned. The weather is finally turning hot and dry this week, with 90+ degree days forecast every day I am not looking forward to that very much, but at least we are already half way through July.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Red Alert- Tomato Emergency!
I planted extra tomatoes this year with canning in mind. I've always made sauce and frozen it, but last year I also canned pints and quarts and they turned out so well and didn't take up freezer space so I decided I wanted to do more canning this season. When I made that decision I didn't know it would be the wettest summer on record. In case you didn't know, tomatoes don't really like humidity and wet weather. What was one of the best looking tomato patches we've had in a long time; healthy, lush plants loaded with green fruit, has been turned, in the course of three very wet weeks, into this.