You guys, it’s raining tomatoes on me! Send help… bring canning jars and freezer bags, I’ve got tomato sauces lined up and ready for you!
This Summer we planted triple the amount of tomato plants which is resulting in a whole lot of tomatoes. How many? We bought a small freezer for our garden goodies that we freeze, mostly tomato sauce. Already a few racks in the freezer are full of sauce! My goal is to go a entire year without having to buy any tomato sauce, so I’ve been stocking up! Last year I lasted until April and then I had to cave and buy a jar in the store, but I’m hoping to last until next year’s tomato season.
We mainly grow 3 types of tomatoes, cherry, roma and beef. Here’s my original post on when we planted the seeds and moved them outside. Besides sauces, I’m slicing and dicing salsa like a crazy woman, throwing cherry tomatoes in my mouth and dabbing a touch of salt on a sliced beef tomato and eating it raw. By the way, my favorite tomato sauce recipe is this one that I use almost every time. You can substitute cherry tomatoes for your kind, I use it the same way for beef and roma tomatoes.
Here’s some of our plants, all in 27 or 5 gallon containers. On a rooftop. Gosh, I love saying that. Tomato high 5. Did I mention (I know I didn’t) that we already picked over 120 pounds of vegetables so far this year? On a rooftop. Garden love high 5 and back flips (careful).
How’s your garden going? How’s those tomatoes? Do you like to march tomatoes up your cat’s belly too?