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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:32 PM
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I will have homegrown tomatoes on my salad tonight.
Just picked three of them. There are many more coming.... Yum!

No, Zomby, this is MY salad!
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:35 PM
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1. In April? Where do you live?
I'm starting nearly 10 different varieties of heirloom 'maters from seed this spring - but here in MN I won't be able to eat the rewards of my work until late August!

Lucky you!

P.S. What kind of 'maters are they?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:36 PM
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2. Whoa, Nellie ! How did you pull that off?
- Mr. Thinking about getting some seedlings in a week or so guy.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:36 PM
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3. One of two items apparently
...you cannot exchange money for -- the other being, it seems, "true love". ;)
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:46 PM
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4. In Arizona....
I planted in mid-February. And I planted Early Girls because they grow faster. My neighbor has beefsteak and they aren't quite ready yet.

I also have some Sweet100 cherry tomatoes that are a bit slower. I really like yellow pear tomatoes -- my mom used loved them also. But, I didn't plant any of those this year.

And, BTW, I have a couple of green strawberries and lots of blossoms!

When you are harvesting, my will be scorched out of existence -- the 110+ weather is too much for them.
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:09 PM
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6. ah! remind me to taunt you in August!
While I'm savoring one of my patented heirloom tomato sandwiches!
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:50 PM
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5. Yummy...
I had a small garden last summer and this summer I am going to grow even more. You should also check out free-range chicken.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:15 PM
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7. DROOL!
:bounce:
dbt
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:19 PM
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8. I wish to report: the tomatoes were most excellent!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:55 PM
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9. Is it possible to have REALLY good homegrown tomatoes
when there's no humidity?
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:59 PM
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10. We have humidity!
Sort of... 10-20%. But I assure you, my tomatoes tasted just fine. In fact, they were awesome!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:15 AM
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11. make me one then, will you??
And hurry up with it! :D

(Are they better than Costco tomatoes?)
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:17 AM
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12. No way! Mine are the best...
Sure, I'll make you one -- and Kahlua brownies too.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:36 AM
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13. Is there any pleasure better than homegrown maters?
I think not! (Well, okay, sex - but when it's over, maters are next.)

I have opted for ten mater plants from the nursery this year. I've been hardening them for over a week now because I haven't had time to plant them yet, and one of them is already fruiting!
:bounce:

Maters on the menu soon! I have Early Girls, Better Boys, Beefmasters, and Mr. Stripey. I'm also putting in a couple rows of sweet corn, and I've already planted sweet basil, jalapenos, cilantro, spicy globe basil, greek oregano, squash, etc.

I have yet to plant the spinach and honeydews. I'm tilling manually, with a shovel, and the earth here has never been tilled so it's a chore! My neighbor, a recent arrival from Guatemala, tilled a plot 25 feet long by 15 wide with just a shovel. Amazing! Mine is much smaller. But I love it. I dote on my little babies. And soon I will eat them!!! :evilgrin:
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