First Frost and Green Tomatoes-part two
This is part two in the First Frost series about preparing for frost in Eastern Kansas. I still have green beans that are producing very well so I covered them with row cover over PVC hoops held on with binder clips. I cut all the basil, washed, chopped, and froze it in water in ice cube trays. Basil is very susceptible to frost and I have found it damaged when other plants in the garden show no signs of frost. Last year was the first for my herb garden. Lavender, thyme, chives, and sage all survived the winter and came back strong. Parsley also survived but bolted quickly and was eaten by rabbits. I brought the remaining potted herbs up on to the deck and placed them next to the house in a sheltered area and called it good. I set the mouse traps on the back deck where I’d seen evidence and blocked off the area from the geriatric dog.
Husband says that she will learn quickly to leave the traps alone if she gets caught in one but I would just as soon not have to suffer that lesson along with her, especially since I bait my traps with peanut butter and she likes peanut butter. I next went to the internet to search for recipes that use green tomatoes (other than fried). I found two that looked promising and used 4 cups of green tomatoes!!