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Old 11-01-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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I put up 14 quarts of tomatoes, 8 pints spaghetti sauce 10 pints of apple butter, a years supply of basil pesto & 4 quarts of sauerkraut. Still to go are the collard greens, peppers and Swiss chard. That's about it for the garden this year. We ate all the beans & eggplant as they ripened so nothing to preserve on that score. Still, a good haul for a postage stamp sized yard!
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We've been eating garden tomatoes since early August except for waiting for them to ripen. When it started to dip down near freezing I pulled all of them off the vine, we've been eating them since and still have a bunch ripening on the kitchen table. This may be the best tomato crop I've had in years, not bad for 4 plants grown in large containers.
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We've been eating garden tomatoes since early August except for waiting for them to ripen. When it started to dip down near freezing I pulled all of them off the vine, we've been eating them since and still have a bunch ripening on the kitchen table. This may be the best tomato crop I've had in years, not bad for 4 plants grown in large containers.
Don't be afraid to fry the green ones...delicious!!!
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Don't be afraid to fry the green ones...delicious!!!
They can also be pickled just like sauerkraut! That is what I'm going to do with a bunch of mine. I do have a lot, though. Some may get turned in into relish.
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Don't be afraid to fry the green ones...delicious!!!
I ate too many green tomatoes as a kid, my grandmother used to can tons of them, I prefer mine nice and red and juicy, slice them up and put them on top of fresh mozzarella, sprinkle some green onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and wine or balsamic vinegar. Mmm, mnn, mnn!
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Nothing I plant does well. Plus I am very lazy when it comes to that sort of thing. I hate yard work.
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I ate too many green tomatoes as a kid, my grandmother used to can tons of them, I prefer mine nice and red and juicy, slice them up and put them on top of fresh mozzarella, sprinkle some green onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and wine or balsamic vinegar. Mmm, mnn, mnn!
Lots of good ways to eat em...imo one of the best (with truly great tomatoes) is to pick off the vine when ripe, wipe it off, and eat it as you would an apple!


We're already back to the store bought for fresh tomatoes until next year. I find it hard to believe they share much DNA with the tomatoes that come out of the garden
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I'm thinking green tomato salsa might be worth trying.
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Lots of good ways to eat em...imo one of the best (with truly great tomatoes) is to pick off the vine when ripe, wipe it off, and eat it as you would an apple!


We're already back to the store bought for fresh tomatoes until next year. I find it hard to believe they share much DNA with the tomatoes that come out of the garden
In the winter all I buy are Campari and Kumato tomatoes, those so-called ripe on the vine orange looking things taste like plastic!
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In the winter all I buy are Campari and Kumato tomatoes, those so-called ripe on the vine orange looking things taste like plastic!
I still have some fresh & ripe from the garden but I do know of what you speak. I'll be there sooner rather than later BUT at least my preserved for cooking are great and I am never forced to buy cans or frozen commercial crap!
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I'm thinking green tomato salsa might be worth trying.
I never really experienced fried green tomatoes until I moved down south, now I can't get enough. Restaurants serve them as appetizers with a creamy sauce but my favorite is a fried green tomato on a good burger.

For the first time this year I tried growing tomatoes. I was so excited when they started to ripen but when I finally got to eat them they all ended up tasting like dirt. Not sure what kind they were but that all had a weird little point at the bottom, almost like a radish.

Growing up my parents had an amazing garden and grew everything you could think of. My favorite was the zucchini and squash, my mother made one hell of a zucchini bread.

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For the first time this year I tried growing tomatoes. I was so excited when they started to ripen but when I finally got to eat them they all ended up tasting like dirt. Not sure what kind they were but that all had a weird little point at the bottom, almost like a radish.


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You may have had a variety developed for skin toughness or looks, rather than flavor.

My tomato trifecta:

Amish paste - for canning/cooking
Arkansas traveler - salads (and the best to eat straight from the vine, like an apple)
Brandywine - sandwiches (especially BLTs, the driving factor behind my tomato patch)

Of course the uses of these tomatoes go beyond those listed, but they are the primary reasons I grow these varieties.

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And I might add, buying plants from a big box store is a crapshoot. A good percentage of the time you may not be getting the variety claimed on the tag. Best to buy plants from a local greenhouse or start plants from seed yourself. A cold frame is easy to build, takes up little room, and can yield plenty of plants at a greatly reduced cost.
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My neighbour across the street is Dutch. His tomatoe plants are grown from seed. When his father came to Canada in the late 60's he brought tomatoe seeds from their garden in Holland and the family has been collecting and using the same seeds since then.


Damn plants get so big he practically needs miniature scaffolding around them to hold them up. Wire cages wouldn't do it. The tomatoes are massive and probably the yummiest I've ever had.


Our plants get some sort of blight every year and just don't produce anything worth bragging about.
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YUP! Best is to start from seed, early, inside so you'll have decent amount of summer to grow a good crop.
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You may have had a variety developed for skin toughness or looks, rather than flavor.

My tomato trifecta:

Amish paste - for canning/cooking
Arkansas traveler - salads (and the best to eat straight from the vine, like an apple)
Brandywine - sandwiches (especially BLTs, the driving factor behind my tomato patch)

Of course the uses of these tomatoes go beyond those listed, but they are the primary reasons I grow these varieties.
Another good heirloom are Cherokee Purples, I also like Celebrities which are hybrids, they have good disease resistance.
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Another good heirloom are Cherokee Purples, I also like Celebrities which are hybrids, they have good disease resistance.
I grow for taste, so I generally stick with heirloom varieties.

But when I do grow hybrids, I grow Celebrities.....

Stay thirsty, my friend.
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I grow for taste, so I generally stick with heirloom varieties.

But when I do grow hybrids, I grow Celebrities.....

Stay thirsty, my friend.
Me, I'm adventurous! I try different types from year to year. I just never grow plum and there is always one "Beef Eater", the rest is a gamble that I tend to win. I grew a new heirloom variety this year that produced a tomato so so dark a red it bordered on purple but tasted wonderful!. BTW: The best tomato you will ever taste is picked from the vine, sun warmed and eaten at the spot! Something about a sun warmed tomato brings out all the sweetness and flavor. I carry a salt shaker around the garden.
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Salt on tomatoes is like catsup on eggs....no way!!!

But I certainly agree the flavors are at their best when warmed by the sun!
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Salt on tomatoes is like catsup on eggs....no way!!!

But I certainly agree the flavors are at their best when warmed by the sun!
Too Bad! I do it!! I like it And I NEVER put cat$hit on eggs or any other darned thing. Fries get malt vinegar, salt & pepper. I can not think of any other place one would use the stuff. I don't do sweet but I confess an addiction to salt! (Is there a rehab for that?)
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