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What Shall We Do with a Green Tomater?

So it's snowing here in DC. Though it seems to do this every year, it remains a surprise to DC residents ... every year, causing panic on the level I associate with Texans who deal with this whole freezing precipitation problem less reliably.

My tomato plants didn't really get the memo about summer being over, so remain(ed) laden with tons of green tomatoes (and blossoms...). I tore them up this morning as the snow was getting started and now have a rather large pile of green 'maters to deal with. I'm already ripening some in newspaper wrappings in a closed off bag.

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IMG_3502So, this year I had three seedlings (Better Boys) all thrive (and by thrive, I mean, not die). I bought three tomato plants (one better boy, a brandywine, and one other varietal) from the farmer's market which had the benefit of a better upbringing and are already beginning to fruit.

Gardening, take 1

SeedlingsI planted seeds for the garden this year. It'll be a scaled-back version of the 2 previous years of gardens, as I lack the huge yard of the NutHouse. I intend to grow 2 varieties (or more) of tomatoes, cucumber, and a mix of hot peppers, as well as some herbs (basil, chives, and mint). I might try sunchokes from the some shriveled roots from last year just to see if they come up.

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