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Sarah's Garden: Happy December!

It feels strange to say that, especially because of what I found in my garden this past weekend: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="baby beefsteak"]photo.JPG[/caption] Oh tomatoes, you just want to keep growing, don't you?  I don't blame you, the weather this past week has been unseasonably warm (but that didn't stop me from using my back patio as a back up "refrigerator" as we cooked for Thanksgiving.)  Now it seems we're actually moving toward cooler weather so this little baby sadly didn't make it. I am in the process of finally getting rid of all my tomato plants (sniff sniff) but I couldn't bring myself to throw out all the green tomatoes.  So here's my actual last harvest of green tomatoes: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="This is more than it looks like"]photo.JPG[/caption] I didn't really know what to do with them and my fridge was already full of Thanksgiving leftovers so I decided to try ripening them.  Since I had so many I tried the wrapping-them-in-newspaper method: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="yes, that's philly weekly"]photo.JPG[/caption] I had so many I had to use two roasting pans! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="again with the PW"]photo.JPG[/caption] I haven't seen much change yet, but we'll see what next week brings.  In the meantime, here are some handsome young tomatoes for you to admire: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="beefsteak"]photo.JPG[/caption] And here's a last Beauty Queen, nice and yellow and striped: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="beauty"]photo.JPG[/caption] Are people's gardens still growing?  I left my poor eggplant out there even though I've given up hope of ever getting any eggplant from it...I just can't bear to let it go quite yet.