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Old 08-07-2013, 12:45 AM   #91
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CWS, you still have more tomatoes coming on, right? Our bigger ones aren't quite ripe yet.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:04 AM   #92
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CWS, you still have more tomatoes coming on, right? Our bigger ones aren't quite ripe yet.
We have ~300 heirloom tomato plants in--they typically start ripening the end of July and go until the frost ~September 21. Heirloom tomatoes ripen later than hybrids. We are just way behind because of the weather--lots of green tomatoes.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:30 AM   #93
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our peach season here in va also had a very late start because of heavy rains in the spring. our experts tell us that the season will extend later into september because of this. PEACHES! i am devouring 3-4 lbs/wk. OMG! peach heaven here--sweet, juicy, oh so delicious-tasting peaches!! juices running all down to my elbows....
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:58 AM   #94
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We have ~300 heirloom tomato plants in--they typically start ripening the end of July and go until the frost ~September 21. Heirloom tomatoes ripen later than hybrids. We are just way behind because of the weather--lots of green tomatoes.
Wow, 300, that is huge...I take it you have a very large property CWS
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:09 AM   #95
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Tuna-stuffed tomatoes. We had these for supper a couple of nights ago. Really, really delicious and amazingly filling. I added about 1/4 cup of shredded 4-cheese blend to the mixture. It really showcased the tomatoes and the tuna filling wasn't gloppy mayoniassey, which really went well with the fresh tomatoes.
My kids thought I was a genius whenever I made these. I also used egg salad for stuffing. Ham salad is another good one. Any seafood such as shrimp, lobster, etc. A quick and easy Sunday night supper. Great for a luncheon when you have your girlfriends over. Served on a lettuce leaf makes for a great presentation.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:16 AM   #96
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our peach season here in va also had a very late start because of heavy rains in the spring. our experts tell us that the season will extend later into september because of this. PEACHES! i am devouring 3-4 lbs/wk. OMG! peach heaven here--sweet, juicy, oh so delicious-tasting peaches!! juices running all down to my elbows....
I am on my way. Have rolled up my sleeves so I can lick all the juices off my arms and elbows. But I do draw the line at licking it off my shoes. I remember eating them still warm from the tree and the farmer giving me two at a time. One for each hand. And when I went back to tell him how good they were, he gave me two more. I could have sat on his truck and eaten myself silly. That to me was the best part of working the Fair at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:26 AM   #97
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Wow, 300, that is huge...I take it you have a very large property CWS
With the three properties, we have about 3 acres of veggie gardens. Unfortunately, the properties are not all in the same county.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #98
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I have 4 plants of tomatoes, and so far had only 2 ripen ones. They are slow this year.
CWS, where do you get the seeds for heirloom tomatoes? Do you keep them from previous year or do you by seedlings? I'd like to plant some next year. My kids love them.
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I only have three tomato plants this year, but they look like something from "Land of the Giants". HUGE. I stand six foot even, and these guys are taller than me.

As for ripe tomatoes, I've only had four so far. But there are quite a few on the verge of turning color.
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My neighbour had at least one ripe cherry tomato. I found it on the horizontal post of my fence. A squirrel must have put it there.
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