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Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: FairfaxTomatoMan ()
Date: July 08, 2019 12:31PM

I won't have to water my tomatoes for 3 days with all this rain. Nice.

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Tom A. Tows ()
Date: July 08, 2019 09:06PM

Ok, but why do the farmers markets around here say that they'll have green tomatoes "maybe next week"??

Since tomatoes are green before they're red, I'd expect the red ones to be harder to come by than the green!

What in the shucks am I missing here?

(I only ask that to give the audience a chance to reply with really clever come-uppances!)

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Did someone say Tomatoes? ()
Date: July 08, 2019 09:27PM

Tom A. Tows Wrote:
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> Ok, but why do the farmers markets around here say
> that they'll have green tomatoes "maybe next
> week"??
>
> Since tomatoes are green before they're red, I'd
> expect the red ones to be harder to come by than
> the green!
>
> What in the shucks am I missing here?
>
> (I only ask that to give the audience a chance
> to reply with really clever come-uppances!)

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Beefsteak ()
Date: July 08, 2019 09:30PM

Ripe, juicy & sweet!

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Body parts anaylizer ()
Date: July 09, 2019 12:26AM

Those aren’t tomatoes , they are melons.

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Brown Thumb ()
Date: July 09, 2019 08:00AM

My tomatoes are doing well this season due to a special compost and soil mixture. You can use regular potting soil, but there’s a secret ingredient: drink 2 cups of coffee while eating prunes, then throw some Kodiak or Copenhagen in your lip. The diarrhea that will follow can be sprayed directly at the base of the plant, and helps them grow very quickly.

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: stay off my lawn (youre on cam) ()
Date: July 09, 2019 10:06AM

Brown Thumb Wrote:
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> My tomatoes are doing well this season due to a
> special compost and soil mixture. You can use
> regular potting soil, but there’s a secret
> ingredient: drink 2 cups of coffee while eating
> prunes, then throw some Kodiak or Copenhagen in
> your lip. The diarrhea that will follow can be
> sprayed directly at the base of the plant, and
> helps them grow very quickly.


regular old urine works just fine... some anthropologists postulate that the act of urinating on plants and exposing the shoots led to epiphany now known as the agricultural revolution

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Mr. Green Jeans ()
Date: July 09, 2019 10:18AM

Coffee grounds and egg shells make good compost additions. Used cooking oil is typically useful as well. Turn it all in and let it percolate.

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: "tomatoes" ()
Date: July 09, 2019 12:58PM

I like to fertilize my "tomatoes" with leftover mash from my brewing and shining. Fermentation takes out a lot of nitrates though so urine and raw chicken scraps round out the mixture nicely.

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Beavis. ()
Date: July 09, 2019 02:00PM

stay off my lawn (youre on cam) Wrote:
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> Brown Thumb Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My tomatoes are doing well this season due to a
> > special compost and soil mixture. You can use
> > regular potting soil, but there’s a secret
> > ingredient: drink 2 cups of coffee while eating
> > prunes, then throw some Kodiak or Copenhagen in
> > your lip. The diarrhea that will follow can be
> > sprayed directly at the base of the plant, and
> > helps them grow very quickly.
>
>
> regular old urine works just fine... some
> anthropologists postulate that the act of
> urinating on plants and exposing the shoots led to
> epiphany now known as the agricultural revolution

Heh, heh...you said "exposing the shoots".

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Lilly ()
Date: July 09, 2019 03:53PM

@Tom A. Tows Tomatoes come in many varieties, including "green tomatoes." These tomatoes will never turn red, even when ripe. I believe they are used in a lot of cooking.

This is my first year growing tomatoes in the ground, and my yellow "Sunburst" tomatoes are doing excellent in the crappy clay soil!!!

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Re: Tomatoes are growing
Posted by: Tom A. Tows ()
Date: July 10, 2019 08:39PM

Lilly Wrote:
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> @Tom A. Tows Tomatoes come in many varieties,
> including "green tomatoes." These tomatoes will
> never turn red, even when ripe. I believe they
> are used in a lot of cooking.
>
> This is my first year growing tomatoes in the
> ground, and my yellow "Sunburst" tomatoes are
> doing excellent in the crappy clay soil!!!


That's interesting. Thanks for that!

I enjoy "breading" the green ones in almond flour (with S&P& cayenne) and frying them. Yum!

Hope your yellow Sunbursts come out well!

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