No, there’s not. If you don’t have enough to can, you can eat them. If you have too many to eat, you can give them away. It’s pretty easy to find a home for extra tomatoes. But should the unthinkable happen (as in the world as we know it has come to an end and there’s no one around to take your lovingly tended, homegrown tomatoes) you can dehydrate them, juice them, even feed them to your chickens if you’re really desperate.

My mom read a story once about a teenage girl who planted Too Many Cucumbers. The upshot of the story was that their neighbors started locking their car doors, because the nascent gardener, when people started refusing to take cukes from her in person, had taken to slipping them into their cars. I can’t imagine that ever being a problem with tomatoes…although last summer, my neighbor was garden sitting for a friend, and started leaving boxes of ‘maters on my porch. He’d sneak up in the morning, leave the boxes on the doorstep, and slip away again. You’d think he felt guilty about it! Or maybe he was just trying to commit a random act of kindness.

So the tomatoes are coming in faster and faster. It won’t be long now… I hope.

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