So picture, if you will, Dustin and I being night owls as usual…talking, working on the computer, eating pumpkin ice cream. Then, suddenly realizing at 1:00 am that the temperature on our weather station says 32 degrees and we were supposed to have our first hard frost that night! Nooo, we’d forgotten!
Now picture Dustin in our garden (which is in our front yard, in a city neighborhood), at 1:15 am, in pajama pants, frantically picking green tomatoes and putting them into a mixing bowl using a bike light as a flashlight. Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure our neighbors already think we’re crazy. But this didn’t help.
I surveyed the damage this morning. Sure enough, the plants had frozen. And there were ripped out tomato vines and some trampled tomatoes as evidence of the aftermath of our 1 am harvest.
If anyone has any ideas on what to do with probably 200+ green tomatoes (cherry and large), I’d love to hear them!