Saturday, November 29, 2008

From Little Things...

A couple of months ago we were using a section of the vegie patch as a composting area until our new compost bin was built. From that section of the garden with no planting of any kind on our part up sprouted about 1/2 a dozen tomato bushes. From just throwing away unused tomatoes we harvested well over 100 tomatoes.



So apart from the usual eating of tomatoes we have also made some green tomato pickles.

The colour of the green tomatoes when sliced was amazing and I am sure my photos will not do it justice.


It was a 2 day process as the tomatoes need soaking in brine overnight but such an easy recipe.




Now to find a yummy roasted tomato relish.

5 comments:

Jodie said...

Wow Ellie that's awesome! I require photos of your vegie patch please so I can have patch envy. Mine is v. small, and I have a feeling we'll get a few meals out of our produce, not 100's!

PS - get a worm farm. Those buggers eat up a storm, and make you great fertiliser in the meantime!

Lisa said...

Wow they look amazing! Yum.

Loz and Dinny said...

oooo I have a relish fetish and this looks great. we are just putting our tomatoes in now ... looking forward to this time.

Terra home composters said...

Wow that is impressive. That is a veggie gardeners dream having tomato plants sprout without having to do any work expect throw away your food scraps. They look great.

Cabbage Heart said...

Congratulations thats fantastic!
xoxox

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