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Picked it yesterday, ate it today. It was sublime!

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Plumpossum

:o)

Bommom

I never had a tomato sandwich until this summer, and boy, they are scrumptious. I fixed a second after wolfing down the first. I'm glad to hear you had a bumper crop, so to speak. :-)

Plumpossum

Thanks, Gayle. Believe it or not, there were enough to can several pints! That's in addition to the tomato sandwiches I enjoyed (salted tomato slices with mayonnaise on a slice of Trader Joe's Brioche ). But it's unlikely there will be any more this season. The plants are looking awful.

Bommom

The first is always superb; hope you had many more.

Plumpossum

Considering how purple/brown/blue/whatever my gardening thumb is, yes, PKH, it was very sweet!

pumpkinhead

SWEET!!!!!

Plumpossum

What a shame, Hanne. Are you able to find reasonably good imported tomatoes?
Righto, Pat! But ya gotta get them before the bad actors switch into high gear. Just this morning I dispatched a huge green hornworm that had mostly denuded one of my plants. Sometimes it gets pretty frustrating, but the occasional reward almost makes it all worthwhile.

patw

There is very little that can top the taste of a fresh from the garden, organic tomato. Yea for you!

Elfie

No Varda - it's many years ago that we did so! Here it's best to grow them in green houses because you never know if they ever get ripe outside... but I miss this taste of freshness and much more "power" that they have.... :-))))))))

Plumpossum

Thanks, Hanne. Nothing beats a ripe and juicy tomato from the garden, does it? I hope to have a few more, but even if there are no more, this one redeems the whole crop! Do you grow tomatoes in your garden, Hanne?

Elfie

Beautiful, Varda! Mmmm, sunwarm and ripe - just from the plant! DO enjoyyyyyy - thanks :-))))))))

Plumpossum

Yes!

dris651

Yes, I hope many more to come soon. Hark, is that the stovetop waiting to sizzle up some bacon for the supreme sublime?

Plumpossum

Thanks, Leanne and Bill. There are lots of little green ones coming along, but I don't expect all of them to reach maturity before falling victim to various bugs and blights. So each one that does ripen is cause for celebration.

Bill_I_Am

Congratulations, Plum!

patlander

It looks delicious, Plum. I hope you have many more this year.

Plumpossum

Ann1000, I've read that blossom end rot is caused by a lack of calcium in the soil. There are remedies for that. Some years ago, I had a lot of trouble with blossom end rot until I found out the cause of it.
Spencersmom, when do your tomatoes usually start to ripen?

I gave up on tomatoes this year. The last 3 years I grew beautiful tomato plants and ended up with blossom end rot on every tomato. From now on I'll just buy them rather than be disappointed again. I'm happy for you in your success.

spencersmom

Ok, we're envious. I have tomatoes formed, but don't think even the cherries are changing color, yet. PNW also. Hoop houses to make sure we have adequate warmth.

Plumpossum

BC, I feel lucky to have produced one tomato! Usually, my plants succumb to a tomato disease, or nematodes, or birds and other critters pecking and nibbling on them. It gets pretty discouraging, so this tomato was at least a modest vindication of my efforts. And it really did taste wonderful!

beatlecarol

gee. Mine are just starting to form blossoms! NW Some years it never happens!

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