How to Harvest and Save Your Summer Tomatoes


Even the largest tomatoes are hitting their peak on area vines. Photo by Anne Day

It’s not that the tomatoes broke my spirit or anything. I just couldn’t face growing them again this year. 

And it turns out that was a good decision. This was not a banner year for tomatoes; it was too cool and wet. There wasn’t a hideous blight like the one we  had a few years ago, but everyone I know who has tomato plants has complained to me that they’ll feel lucky if they get some ripe fruit by October. 

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