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End of the tomatoes

by Sarah - September 13th, 2011.
Filed under: allotment, garden.

I have lots that are still green so it’s time to start thinking about green tomato chutney!

I’ve been told that putting epsom salts in the water would have helped them ripen, and I’ve also read that Monty Don told people to take the leaves off the tomatoes to get them plenty of light. My friend Catrina says put them in a bowl on your windowsill with a tea towel over them and they’ll ripen that way.

Sadly I think it’s the sun we’ve not had that has been the biggest problem.

I should learn to can or bottle the tomatoes – storage without running costs is something to consider as electricity prices go up again.