Photograph © Kerry Michaels
If you don't grow tomatoes, apologies for my tomato obsession, but there are only a few weeks left here before frost hits, so I am up to my eyeballs in tomatoes and trying to get the most from my plants before they hit the compost pile.
I am starting to cut back the leaves and the tops of the plants so that all the energy can go into the tomatoes that are either ripening or have the possibility of getting there before frost hits. By mistake, in my pruning zeal, I have cut off a few branches that still have green tomatoes on them. I simply hang up the branches, in my garage and wait until the tomatoes ripen.
I also have my dehydrator going 24/7 to drying tomatoes. I made a mistake this year though and didn't halve the tiny red currant tomatoes that I grow - I just popped them in the dehydrator. They are taking FOREVER to dry. So if you want to dry tomatoes, cut even the smallest tomatoes in half and larger ones in quarters.
Here are some articles that might be helpful at this time of year for tomatoes: