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    I'm jealous
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    What varieties?
    Big beef (hybrid), kelloggs (heirloom), giallo de summer (heir), fireworks (heir), box car willy (heir), andiamo (paste tomato), five kinds of brandywines, tiger blush (cherry), and a red pear. My wife likes the cherry tomatoes, but I think they are a PITA and end up everywhere.

    I believe thats 14. Most of them are big slicers. Fireworks should be first by a couple days, around the 8th of July. Sometimes on the 4th. I have ended up with a strange affinity for the smell of chicken chit.
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    We always looked forward most to that first BLT, when our tomatoes came in.
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    I have cherry tomato's producing very well but they are not ripening? Am I just being impatient? Starting to get hot around here...

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    If you get satisfaction from the growing, then it is the way to go. Myself, I find that going to farmers markets or just stopping by a roadside stand is much easier and the actual cost is not that much more. Additionally, when I grew tomatoes, they would all come in at about the same time and there were so many I had to give 95% of them away or they would spoil. [ I do not preserve ]
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    Ok, some more time lapse for the month of May. I would say tracking pretty good to have BLT's for 4th of July.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    I love the smell of tomato plants in the morning.
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    Inside my little greenhouse its just about perfect now. In a couple of weeks it will start getting too hot and I will have to connect the fan. The door stays open right now except at night because I'm afraid of a deer getting in there. Got my drip tuned up pretty good; havent had a hose in there in over a week. Blossoms and baby tomatoes are coming on strong.
    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

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    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    Braggart

    Probably post a picture of the BLT also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    Braggart

    Probably post a picture of the BLT also

    I like my BLTs untoasted with a slice of cheese and mustard only. My wife thinks that’s crazy and unAmerican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    My wife thinks that’s crazy and unAmerican.
    Yuuuuuuuuuuup
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    I like my BLTs untoasted with a slice of cheese and mustard only. My wife thinks that’s crazy and unAmerican.
    Toast mine, but leave the 'maters off...I like crisp bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese and smear on a dollop of France's only contribution to the civilized world - mayonnaise......Ben
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    Nothing like a beefsteak big enough that one slice covers the bread. A smidge of salt and a bit of mayo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Independent Voter View Post
    Nothing like a beefsteak big enough that one slice covers the bread. A smidge of salt and a bit of mayo.

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    Stop it! Take pity on your northern brothers
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    I'm thinking we beat 4th of July this year. Loaded with fruit.
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    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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