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|02-01-2018 06:35 PM|
|TidyLittlePea||Wow, they are actually looking really great. Do you have any sort of tutorial or recommended video that shows how to get tomatoes like that? If so please let me know|
|08-11-2017 09:30 AM|
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.
|08-04-2017 10:15 AM|
|Dave in MPLS|
|08-03-2017 09:54 PM|
|rileyblue||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.|
|08-02-2017 06:10 AM|
|Dave in MPLS||
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?
|08-01-2017 08:49 PM|
|rileyblue||I've got a couple tomatoes, so far.|
|07-09-2017 10:37 PM|
|BlueMts||I'm so jealous .|
|07-09-2017 06:52 PM|
|rileyblue||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.|
|07-09-2017 07:48 AM|
|07-09-2017 07:33 AM|
|Knowtions In Motion||Gorgeous!!!! Cherokee purple are definitely one of our favorites, too. Yummmm!|
|07-09-2017 06:44 AM|
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.