Alright..let's kick it...It's time for a post. And it's time for pics. Most people are wishing for snow or have snow or miserable rain or weather they don't want right now.
The other week we had a freeze. Since I'm the only daring (dumb) person to try growing tomatoes I had a unique challenge. How to ripen green tomatoes. I decided to try this method...use a cardboard box with an apple in the middle and cover with newspaper. We'll come back to the results at the end.
Why all the pvc arches? I want to say it's for covering the plants when it freezes or is too hot.
Lettuces and greens
As the "Accidental Gardener" that I am, here's how the cardboard box ripening has worked out. Everything is turning red and ripe! I've managed to save most of my tomato crop from the freeze. They don't smell the same as sun ripened but the taste is satisfactory compared to store bought. Some of these are Black Krim which accounts for the darker color and also red with green coloring.