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Tomato harvesting... for weeks

Friday, August 04, 2017

I had planted various varieties of 'on sale' tomato plants, two to a spot, fairly close together to make good use of some of my limited yard space.

Since end of July the abundant tomatoes are ripening, with few flaws, which was surprising. Much earlier than all my neighboring gardens. The west side of my house shaded them from the blazing heat this summer and temperatures were right for the blossoms to set.

There are still more blossoms so may to cooking with tomatoes for some time yet.
Made it a fun summer to grow some of my own food.
I need to remember to start seeds next year.

On the sad note, all the garlic I planted refused to grow, due to heat, or ???
Will try new things next year.
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    I've heard that garlic can be a weird one-- in the sense that you can plant it and see nothing and then two years later-- POP-- tons of garlic.

    Glad to hear about all the tomatoes and potential tomatoes! Are you going to can any due to the abundance, or just gorge on tomatoes for a few weeks?

    You should post some pics of your lovely tomatoes, we can compare!
    1444 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Great job on the tomatoes! Maybe you could try drying them for sun dried tomatoes. Of course canned tomatoes are awesome all year round. emoticon
    1446 days ago
  • EABL81
    Growing veggies is so much fun! Glad to hear your tomatoes were such a success. I didn't plant any this year (never got around to it), but one came up from last year's crop. It's got fruit on it, so I guess I'll have some tomatoes after all. My beans didn't make it this year (I think the neighborhood bunnies did them in) but I got a lot of lettuce (which has now gone to seed), and my squash is now being to pick up production. Trade you some of my squash for some of your tomatoes! :-)
    1448 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Lovely. I remember a year when my SIL had so many tomatoes she juiced them all. We made sauce from the juice through the whole winter. She also canned peppers in tomato sauce that year. It was so good and so much work! I do think that shade was what saved you. I've never planted garlic. Don't you have to put that in in the fall?
    1449 days ago
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    1449 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    It's wonderful that you brought in such a big harvest of tomatoes!! I love fresh tomatoes and also using canned for cooking sauces! I'm sure you'll do some research on your garlic next year and have a bumper crop of that going then too!
    1449 days ago
    Some garlic species do better in certain areas. Make sure you buy seed that is meant to be grown in your zone.
    1449 days ago
    I love tomatoes and they are so good for you. Enjoy your harvest
    1449 days ago
    That sounds so exciting. There is so much satisfaction in a successful garden. I love your rhinestone pin also.
    1449 days ago
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