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Old 07-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #11
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We have some plants that are so huge one broke. Can't wait for the tomatoes. Yummy! I eat them like apples with salt.
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Old 07-20-2005, 07:36 AM   #12
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My plants, too, are starting to break, and we aren't getting enough rain, so the ones in tubs are going to start needing water TWICE a day, since they're predicting temps in the 90s this week (unusual weather for this part of the country). But when the tomatoes start turning red, I'll eat so many that I'll get sores on the sides of my mouth from eating too much acid. I love 'em. Then I'll start making tomato sauce for the freezer. And my non-gardening neighbors will be on their knees in grateful supplication, because almost everyone loves a fresh tomato in season.

When I was a kid, Mom kept a big shaker of mixed salt and pepper on the picnic table so we could pull tomatoes off the vine and have a snack any time.
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:07 PM   #13
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My grandmother did the same and I got sick once from eatin so much salt.
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We have some plants that are so huge one broke. Can't wait for the tomatoes. Yummy! I eat them like apples with salt.
bang i do that too ! lol
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:50 PM   #15
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I'm now already on my second dozen tomatoes. My friends are amazed that I already have that many. Hey, if you live in a short season area, go for those Early Girls. I'm not quite that pleased with the plums I'm growing in whisky barrels. They're OK, but nowhere near the flavor that the patio tomatoes (previous years) had. I can see the advantage -- they are meatier -- fewer seeds -- making them perfect sauce tomatoes. But do have more problems, and lack that acid-y flavor I love.
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:56 PM   #16
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Oh, didn't mention my favorite things to do with fresh tomatoes: Put on a slice of toast with a slice of cheddar in between, under a broiler (favorite breakfast). Chop up and toss with fresh herbs an other fresh from the garden veggies, tons of olive oil, seasoning, and angel hair pasta (favorite lunch). And of course, the classic mozzerella (other cheeses sometimes will do), basil, and tomato salad.
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