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8/5/13 1:12 A

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make tomato sauce

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8/3/13 9:12 P

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My dad got too much rain on his garden, but I don't know if he had any exploding tomatoes. He did say that a few of his watermelons cracked open after he picked them and he thinks it was due to the extra rain.

Picking them and letting them ripen inside sounds like a good plan. I ended up with 11 bags of frozen tomato pulp (2 cups per bag). I had hoped for more, but the last ones I was given got ripe at warp speed and I had to discard many of them.

I was going to mention Fried Green Tomatoes, but I see that others beat me to it! I know it wouldn't be exactly the same, but I wonder if you can oven-fry them like other veggies?

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8/1/13 10:12 P

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pick them and put them stem down on the window sill or counter. I have picked very green tomatoes end of season and I still had fresh tomatoes ripening in December! Some did go bad but I froze a lot of them as they ripened.



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8/1/13 9:54 P

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Definitely pick them and if they have some colour ripen on the window sill until they have more colour. Either make something with them when they are green (plenty of recipes on the internet for green tomatoes) or make some pasta sauce with them when they a little riper

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8/1/13 7:27 P

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I agree with the others and fried green tomatoes are awesome anyone do a calorie per serving on them lol

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8/1/13 1:04 P

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I agree..pick them as nothing will stop them from popping open except that. If they are the list bit red or even yellow they should go ahead and ripen setting out but don't refrigerate or they won't ripen. Or use them for "Fried Green Tomatoes" at a meal...LOL

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Pick them. Once they get big enough, before the turn red pick them. Sit them on your window sill to ripe, but picking them will help with the bursting.

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We here in the Philly area got over 8 inches of rain Saturday afternoon. Yea... that's ALOT of water. As a result, my tomatoes (which survived nicely in a hot, dry summer) are all ripping apart at the seams. The skin is bursting due to the overabundance of water they are getting.

Anyone have any suggestions on what to do?



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