This is a Tomato Thread!! - VeggieBoards

Forum Jump: 
 6Likes
  • 4 Post By steve-in-kville
  • 2 Post By steve-in-kville
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 07-09-2017, 06:44 AM
Newbie
 
steve-in-kville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 22
This is a Tomato Thread!!

I'm a big gardener, plus I love to can/preserve stuff. Some picks of my tomatoes at the moment. First pic is my Cherokee Purple (heirloom variety). Same as my avatar. Second are a "black cherry" variety. The Cherokee plants are very thick and stout. The cherry's are thinner and maybe a good foot higher. I installed drip irrigation this year on most of our raised beds (look up "lasagna gardens"). I am quite happy so far.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0457.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	504.8 KB
ID:	16170   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0458.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	564.9 KB
ID:	16178  

Last edited by steve-in-kville; 07-09-2017 at 06:49 AM.
steve-in-kville is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 07-09-2017, 07:33 AM
Vegan, Mostly WFPB
 
Knowtions In Motion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: In My Heart
Posts: 252
Gorgeous!!!! Cherokee purple are definitely one of our favorites, too. Yummmm!

"Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and a fool." ~Plato
Knowtions In Motion is offline  
#3 Old 07-09-2017, 07:48 AM
Newbie
 
steve-in-kville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knowtions In Motion View Post
Gorgeous!!!! Cherokee purple are definitely one of our favorites, too. Yummmm!
Heirloom is the way to go. Last year we raised Old German, Abe Lincoln and the Cherokee Purple. The Old German and Cherokee were a toss up when it can to taste. I'd slice 'em up thick, top them with sauteed onions and mushrooms... that was a meal all in its own. And that was when I ate paleo! Homegrown 'maters for the win!!
steve-in-kville is offline  
 
#4 Old 07-09-2017, 06:52 PM
Newbie
 
rileyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 9
I've got so many tomatoes growing. Last count was something insane, like 40? 45? plants. I think I have 19 varieties. No ripe big tomatoes yet, just a smattering of cherries here and there, but once they start ripening I'm going to be swimming in tomatoes! I wasn't a huge fan of Cherokee purple last year, but I grew a couple plants this year again because everyone liked them so much. Now, someone I got tomato seeds from just found out she may have mixed up her Cherokee Purple seeds with the Cherokee Lime she sent people. So I might have more. I am very excited for Chocolate Stripes and Orange Russian 117. Both grown from seeds I saved from tomatoes I got at the farmers market last year, and both were exceptional.
rileyblue is offline  
#5 Old 07-09-2017, 10:37 PM
person
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: gone
Posts: 679
I'm so jealous .

"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." - Leonardo Da Vinci, Italian Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician, Engineer, and Scientist

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. ~Ingrid Newkirk
BlueMts is offline  
#6 Old 08-01-2017, 08:49 PM
Newbie
 
rileyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 9
I've got a couple tomatoes, so far.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20525406_10208054304115946_8293165093452176588_n.jpg (121.3 KB, 7 views)
rileyblue is offline  
#7 Old 08-02-2017, 06:10 AM
Riot Nrrrd
 
Dave in MPLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: St Cloud MN
Posts: 3,179
My dad caught the gardening bug. I, unfortunately, never did (I blame lack of opportunity ) He grew lots of tomatoes, but never heirloom varieties. Heirloom taters YES, heirloom 'maters NO.

I'm intrigued in heirloom tomatoes from a cooking standpoint. Are there any varieties known for being extra acidic? Because I add cider vinegar to pasta sauce when I make it with commercial crushed tomatoes. I like a good bracing pasta sauce. And it seems to me there MUST be a variety out there with 'peppery' flavor undertones. Or am I mistaking veggies for wine again?

Dave in MPLS / DISCLAIMER: I am not an actual rooster.
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 18002738255
Dave in MPLS is offline  
#8 Old 08-03-2017, 09:54 PM
Newbie
 
rileyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 9
You could try green zebra. They're known to be tangy. Some people like them, some don't. I just tried them yesterday, and won't be eating them fresh again. What doesn't sell at the market will go into tomato sauce.
rileyblue is offline  
#9 Old 08-04-2017, 10:15 AM
Riot Nrrrd
 
Dave in MPLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: St Cloud MN
Posts: 3,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by rileyblue View Post
You could try green zebra. They're known to be tangy. Some people like them, some don't. I just tried them yesterday, and won't be eating them fresh again. What doesn't sell at the market will go into tomato sauce.
Thanks for the info. I love all the different colors I see at markets and co-ops (and in pictures!), but I never know why I'd buy this tomato over that one.

Dave in MPLS / DISCLAIMER: I am not an actual rooster.
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 18002738255
Dave in MPLS is offline  
#10 Old 08-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Ukraine
Posts: 15
nice tomatoes.
i love it more than all other food )))
so, i have 30 plants in my garden.
growing now only "cherry" plants, 'cos it more good for our climate.
cheers from Ukraine.
chlded is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off