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Ripened Today!

Postby B_BQ » Aug 09, 2012 7:57 pm

It's that time of year again when it's a race to keep on top of the tommytoes ripening on a daily basis.

Here's today's haul:

Brandywine, Black Zebra, Italian Noire and Gold Dust.
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I guess we'll just have to eat another tomato salad and another tomato sandwich! lol

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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby Dumbo » Aug 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Nice. I really have to try those heirloom tomatoes one day.

The tomatoes on my side are finally ripening up. So far over the past 2 weeks I seem to get about 6-lb of tomatoes every 2 or 3 days.

Donna needs to give me a recipe.
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby B_BQ » Aug 09, 2012 8:37 pm

You should Marc. We're talking night and day here. Taste and texture.
If you have a chance pop into Inge's website and have a look. She carries an amazing variety of heirloom tomato seeds. I've exchanged seeds with her over the past few years. She's very professional and provides great quality seeds. I grow some varieties that she doesn't, but not on her scale - just for us, family and friends.
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby Dumbo » Aug 09, 2012 8:49 pm

Yeah i plan on getting some from her this coming winter. The father in law would like those as well, and a couple of others I can think of.
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby Heidi S » Aug 10, 2012 5:05 pm

Yay, I got to have my first homegrown tomato sandwich today - YUM!

I did also enjoy my first picking of some interesting green beans last night too - Dr. Fothergills dwarf bush beans, which end up being a very nice french style 'filet or haricot vert' bean, with a very pointy spike on the blossom end. Tasted good too.
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby Dumbo » Aug 11, 2012 7:45 pm

So I ended up with 36-lb of Super sans marzano tomato's and big beef tomatoes yesterday, total over a few days.

I had 2 strainers full of cherry tomatoes as well, so I oven roasted them (no one really eats them as is in salad) like this http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/08/ ... -tomatoes/ I used a very hot pepper oil a friend gave me from Italy on them and some hot peppers from the garden.

Came out good, but still too sweet for my taste, but they were burning hot/spicy.

I decided to add them to the tomato sauce I was making from the 36-lb of tomatoes to get rid of them. The sweetness of them added a better taste to the sauce.

End product, 5 litres total when I was done. Such a small amount for so many tomatoes.

First time I make a sauce from tomatoes like that. Came out ok.
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby OGrubber » Aug 15, 2012 11:46 am

They look wonderful Brenda.
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby Grannygardener » Aug 15, 2012 2:57 pm

So sorry to hear this Inge. Just recommended your site to a couple of friends that were looking for a Canadian source for heirloom seeds. Edie
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby B_BQ » Aug 15, 2012 3:09 pm

What a shame Inge! So much competition out there though. You'll have to find another, cheaper, way of advertising yourself. What about a blog, facebook, twitter - all free, but time-consuming! Your forum friends could make a note of it and pass it along!
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Re: Ripened Today!

Postby Jersm » Aug 15, 2012 4:27 pm

another great way to advertise is sites like kijiji.

you could post in severage provinces or a general add that everyone sees for a few bucks. however i imagine this time of year not many people are looking to plant.

but im sure some people like growing indoors
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