Tomatoes laid to ripen on the windowsill (Author photo)
What could be better than fresh fruit and vegetables grown in your own garden and picked ripe from the bush. Alas, should we leave our tomatoes, it is the birds who have this pleasure. We are forced to pick them early.
When I went to rip up all my tomato bushes I grabbed some of the green ones and ripened them in a little plastic bowl on the bench. At the height of tomato season I was just putting them in a bucket and they would ripen up that way, sitting out on my back patio.