For the last couple of years, we haven't had a large harvest of tomatoes... I mean, our plants were HUGE, and very lush, but the fruit was meager. This year, our plants looked really sad and spindly and we got a lot more tomatoes...go figure. Maybe it's because all of the plant's energy went into fruit production, as opposed to, leaf production.
We have picked tomatoes all summer in little spurts...mostly for tomato sandwiches--which, in my opinion, is summer's crowning achievement. :) A couple of weeks ago, it came to my attention that there were enough tomatoes to do some canning! yes!
|Shiny, rain washed tomatoes|
the other nice thing about canning tomatoes is that they only need a boiling water bath to process ...as opposed to a presser cooker....
Since picking these tomatoes, we've picked and canned about two more rounds..
|the first harvest finally in cans and waiting to hear the seal go, "Pop!"|