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Old 05-24-2011, 01:43 AM   #11
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Wow, that really sounds good...would have never thought that up in a million years. I'm dying for my garden tomatoes, but probably won't get any until July. Growing season starts pretty late here in northern Utah. I love love love garden tomato sandwiches on homeade white bread, real mayo, and salt and pepper. Also love BLTs. YUM.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:34 AM   #12
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I had to laugh, Kadesma. Heirloom tomatoes are good right now? What a hoot! I just put in my first tomatoes and will be lucky to have some in July. My mouth is watering in anticipation. I put in mostly Early Girls, and I do get tomatoes before most of my friends. Then I put in a Big Boy or something similar, which gives me a few when the Early Girls quit producing.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #13
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I had to laugh, Kadesma. Heirloom tomatoes are good right now? What a hoot! I just put in my first tomatoes and will be lucky to have some in July. My mouth is watering in anticipation. I put in mostly Early Girls, and I do get tomatoes before most of my friends. Then I put in a Big Boy or something similar, which gives me a few when the Early Girls quit producing.
Claire here in California I find ripe heirlooms the end part of April. They are sweet, not to tangy and enjoyable.I love heirloom but would not buy JUNK I get anxious for my tomatoes to produce and therefore I buy heirlooms that have a short growtime and spend a lot of time making recipes using them. They are hard to ship so are not a commercial success, but for me the farmers and small gardeners trading and trying any new heirloom that pokes its nose up in our gardens it's lets EAT Folks.Sorry you can't try these wonderful fruits.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:01 AM   #14
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The Brandywines are our favorites, although we are pushing it because they don't produce until the beginning of August and we can almost always count on frost by September 21. Brandywines plants resemble potato plants--the leaf shape is not the same as "standard" tomato plants. It is also an "ugly" tomato (misshapened) and has thin skin (hence, why it probably wouldn't ship well). Brandywines are usually large tomatoes...and full of flavour. We welcome all the volunteer tomato plants--even though we put in 300 (and wonder if we've planted enough), we do like our volunteers.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #15
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The Brandywines are our favorites, although we are pushing it because they don't produce until the beginning of August and we can almost always count on frost by September 21. Brandywines plants resemble potato plants--the leaf shape is not the same as "standard" tomato plants. It is also an "ugly" tomato (misshapened) and has thin skin (hence, why it probably wouldn't ship well). Brandywines are usually large tomatoes...and full of flavour. We welcome all the volunteer tomato plants--even though we put in 300 (and wonder if we've planted enough), we do like our volunteers.
We find Brandywine plant here at almost every store. I'v never tried them but my dad use to put them in and would putter and mutter til they started tp produce. He loved them, me I love heirlooms with their spectacular coclors, shpes and tase, We have at least 40 differe
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CJ, do you grow parsley? Since mine was past it's second year, it gave up. I bought a new plant, but the sun was too hot and it melted right into the soil. I bought another one that I will keep on the porch and a bit protected. I'm hoping it makes it.
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CJ, do you grow parsley? Since mine was past it's second year, it gave up. I bought a new plant, but the sun was too hot and it melted right into the soil. I bought another one that I will keep on the porch and a bit protected. I'm hoping it makes it.
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yes I grow parsley atart it from a plant not seeds, I put it in an area that gets morning sun afternoon shade and have no problems. I sometimes move it after it has gotten use to the sun and it does fine.
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Thank you. I'll try not to let these fry. The temp is 98 today. I'd fry also if I were out in it.
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Thank you. I'll try not to let these fry. The temp is 98 today. I'd fry also if I were out in it.
Hope you can keep them growing I never have a problem only with cilantro and I can buy enuogh for me, noone else likes the stufff. You stay inside and indulge with some ice tea
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