You say tomato

The weather has taken a turn towards autumn and that’s had a marked impact on my garden. The tomatoes are beginning to ripen but are also getting some black spots which can spell disaster for the crop. I picked a pan of fat, juicy tomatoes last night, though some still have bits of green; tonight I’ll pick a few more. I want to get them in the house before the wet weather causes them all to rot on the vines. I can cut out the small blemishes as long as the majority are OK.

These are destined to become spaghetti sauce — I wanted to make some last year but had a total crop failure. This year is shaping up much better and I will definitely have enough for at least one batch. If the plants continue to produce, I’ll have enough to make salsa as well.

(a mix of tomatoes from my garden; the one in my hand is as big as a softball!)


About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure. This blog is mine; it is a place where I can insist upon proper grammar or break my own rules and degrade into slang on a whim. Either way, it's still mine. I love the Internet.
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