Be careful what you wish for! I’m usually unhappy with the number of tomatoes flowing in to my kitchen in August and September–there never seem to be enough to satisfy me. But this year the harvest is approaching a flood of biblical proportions.
Last year, the plants had early blight, and suffered through the usual cool days in June and cool days in September (and maybe a few other cool days scattered through the season-this is Maine after all). This is the backside of me, in the garden about this time last year:
Now, this is me (albeit, BEFORE, Irene), with the tomatoes, a few days ago:
The upshot of all this to date is over 30 quarts of tomato products put by: freezer pomarola (a spaghetti sauce precursor), freezer salsa, canned tomatoes and oven roasted cherry tomatoes. We have also been eating them daily, and giving lots away. This bounty means a goodly amount of time in the kitchen ( not knitting!), but I’m really NOT complaining, because I am getting EXACTLY what I wished for!