Simple step by step instructions on how to turn green tomatoes red! All you need is a box, it’s so easy!
It’s a few days from November but I’m still enjoying fresh tomatoes. No, I’m not picking them from the garden, that ship has sailed. The nights became too cold a few weeks ago and the garden was pretty much minus a few hearty greens. To grab some fresh tomatoes I’m now picking them from a shoe box. To be exact, 4 big shoe boxes full of tomatoes.
Don’t you hate when it’s the end of the season and you have hundreds of green tomatoes staring at you? The sadness.. The tears. The longing to want to save all those baby green tomatoes so they can turn into big red adults one day. Sure, you should make a bunch of batches of green tomato relish, green tomato salsa, green tomato cake, green tomato sandwich and fried green tomatoes– but they’ll still be so many left over!
We had so many green roma and cherry tomatoes left we couldn’t let them go bad. Never leave a tomato behind. Time to box up those green tomatoes and let them turn red naturally.
The way to do is really simple. Are you ready?
How to Turn Tomatoes Red
Put your tomatoes in a shoe box (or any type of cardboard box), close it. Put shoe box in cool place. Check on them twice a week. Watch them turn red over time. Pick the red tomatoes out and enjoy!
Now wasn’t that easy?
Here’s another tip, if you want to turn them red more quickly then add a banana into each box. Just make sure you keep a eye on the banana so it doesn’t turn into mush and make a mess.
With a bunch of green tomatoes left, we stuck them in their boxes about 10 days ago and I just checked them today to find a whole bunch of red beauties looking at me!
I’m so glad all my shoe buying finally comes in handy! 🙂
After I picked the red ones out (and made more cherry tomato sauce!) then I boxed the green ones up and they went back into the closet. Now time to wait for the next batch!
I hope this tip helps you turn your green tomatoes red!
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