Still picking tomatoes?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sourland, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is anyone else still picking tomatoes? Here in West central NJ we have not had a frost yet, and I am still picking tomatoes. This year I planted ten plants of six different heirloom varieties and I am still picking several tomatoes daily. I'm loving it - I never tire of BLT, Kielbasa and tomatoe, bologna and tomatoe, or pork roll and tomatoe sandwiches for lunch daily. [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    How I wish! Add tomatoes to the list of foods Gritty can't have. Nothing better than a tomato (fresh from the garden) and mayo sandwich. Or fried green tomatoes! [​IMG]
     
  3. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, same here.

    I don't know WHAT I was thinking when I planted 25 plants.... I have so many "maters" I've resorted to washing them and putting them whole into freezer bags & tossing into the freezer. I guess I will toss them into soups & stews and spaghetti sauce when it's cold and snowy.

    Oh and yeah, we are eating them like apples.....
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    What are you doing up this time of night? Aren't you old farts supposed to go to bed with the chickens?
     
  5. BusyBlonde

    BusyBlonde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over the summer, ours pretty much cooked before they ripened from the heat - but now, they plants have revived, and are LOADED with tomatoes! Another week or so and we should have a bumper crop. Our peppers are also going crazy again...yum!
     
  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a great summer run of tomatoes, but it's cooled off too much now and all I have is green ones. I did make a very tasty green tomato salsa, however.
     
  7. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    One of these heirloom varieties is still green when it is ripe? Really a weird, ugly looking tomatoe, but it tastes great. The leaves are mostly starting to die, but the tomatoes are not rotting - they continue to ripen.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Good on you sour! The deer have cleaned us out this year, not to mention all the squirrels and birds!

    Hey Gritty, aren't you supposed to be cleaning like a madwoman? [​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's really not that funny [​IMG], and I was trying to ignore Gritty.
     

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