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2014 #3: Tomatoes -- April 10/14 update

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-10-2014 04:28 PM 926 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well… we are SO CLOSE.

Can’t you just taste it?
These are the best tomatoes I have ever seen…. we got SO excited when we noticed the pink.

mmmm mmmm mmm

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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jroot

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posted 04-11-2014 12:22 PM

I am soooo jealous.

When are we coming for salad?

LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-12-2014 06:31 AM

I was thinking about that today—what is the best way to eat these little pritties?
pop them in the mouth? slice them into little morsels? in a salad?

We have to savour these—the first ever home-grown-April tomatoes in my home..

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Weedlover

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posted 04-12-2014 03:53 PM

nice home grown maters!....in April? never done that before.

My back is sore from tilling the garden yesterday, but I don’t care, it was worth it just to get dirt under my fingernails. I’m alive!

I vote put them in a salad with dried cranberries and glazed walnuts, croutons, and chicken strips – optional

Marzetti’s poppy seed dressing is my favorite.

.....excuse me while I go wipe the drool from my chin.

-- I dig dirt......a lot.

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sharad

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posted 04-12-2014 04:08 PM

I remember the thrill when I first saw the pink fruit on my terrace garden years back. They are looking lovely. Tell me when you taste them if they are on the sour side or sweeter. They used to be quite sour in my childhood and my mother used to use them for making certain food preparations sour. Present varieties taste on the sweeter side.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-12-2014 04:49 PM

April tomatoes—it was all an accident!!
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you have me drooling as well but I think we’ll just be slicing and savouring with these babies—just because they are a first. I really want to get a good taste-test to see how they compare to outdoor ones.

I’ll be sure to let you know, Sharad … some time this weekend.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-13-2014 11:42 AM

well they have been consumed… it was a little disappointing as they are “paste tomatoes” and pretty dry… but they were fresh off the vine and home-grown… in April so that made up for the lack of flavour.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-13-2014 05:06 PM

but ….
can’t wait til next year because it will be cherry tomatoes that we grow!!! Oh yah

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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EJAY

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posted 04-30-2014 11:25 AM

I just made spaghetti sauce from the last of my garden tomatoes this past sunday… It looks I am on can tomatoes until july.

-- ejay, Pennsylvania

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-30-2014 11:38 AM

that’s a LONG way away.. well, not really, but when you are talking “fresh tomatoes”, it is!!

We have had two more tomatoes from our indoor plan and there are a couple more that are almost ready to pick.
Since they are paste tomatoes, I will be adding them to something rather than eating them “raw”.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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