Do you know the temperature last year at this time?
It was in the plus 30's, I kid you NOT.
But last night, we got down to -5 and a fierce frost that killed everything in the garden that was above ground. I was scraping my windshield this morning.
I was mourning my sunflowers that are toast. My beans, wilted and gone. Tomatoes kaput. Zucchini, don't make me laugh.
The kids and I rescued the remainder of the vegetables that were hanging around, excepting potatoes and parsnips, which, to my delight, are seriously as leafy green and lovely on top as ever.
What a weird veggie. They look as crisp and fresh as they were mid-summer.
Soon enough, they are going to have to come up as well, another good frost and they should be as sweet as they are gonna get.
It was not a great growing year, my pumpkins are puny compared to the jacko-latern size we achieved last year, tomatoes were green except for my lemon boys and a few red early girls but thankfully zucchini were the usual reliable weeds that they really are.
They are really just a weed disguised as a squash, you know.
I have a recipe for real Cape Breton green tomato chow, courtesy of my friend Charlynn, which I am in the process of making, and will post the recipe soon.
I am thinking there are a lot of you out there with more green tomatoes than you know what to do with.
Any other recipes for green tomatoes that you know of? What's everyone doing with theirs?