Todays picks etc

Todays Pickins' - plenty from my Beefsteak and Early Boy tomato plants today
@webeishere (36353)
United States
August 8, 2007 3:50pm CST
I went out a few minutes ago to get a tomato or two for a luncheon salad and ened up picking all these tomatoe's pictured. Plus I had 5 that were eaten by bugs that I had to toss out. I have gotten quite a lot of these from the beefsteak variety. Iv'e gotten a lot of Early Boys and also many cherry tomatoe's so far this year. There are plenty more that will be ready in a couple days also. So I've got a long time before I will buy a tomato at the grocery store. Thanks for letting me share this once again here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• India
9 Aug 07
please check out the tomatos while buying them
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Aug 07
What the heck does this have to do with my pick of tomatoes from my garden? get with the program or get outta my pages. HAHAHAHA!!
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
14 Aug 07
OMG! that is awful! He didn't even read the post! hahaha! I guess you have a check out counter by your tomato patch?
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I am glad you don't have to buy any for awhile..When I was growing up my grama had a garden the size of a basketball court..She had all kinds of stuff. We used to go get what we wanted and snack away..We would wipe the carrots on our shirts or the grass because she wouldn't let us use the water hose..And she always said, "a little dirt don't hurt."
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I have a few different areas of my yard that have various fruits and veggies planted. All told I'd say the size of a basketball court as well. I plan on making some sort of plan for the garden next year to be more organized. My wife buys a plant and sticks it wherever she feels. I have tomato plants in my grass actually. just a hoke dug and the plant set into that hole. A lot of trimming grass and I hate it. So a planned garden area next year. Will have to buy a tiller that's for sure as I plan on digging up a portion of my back yard for this. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I bet that does make extra work for you..
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Grandpa Bob, my tomatoes are growing so thickly, that I can't even look under them to see if any are ripe anymore. I found a couple when I was trying to tie them up to stakes in the ground but gave up being they are just too wild to tame. I send hubby out to find the hidden ones. He's good at that. lol
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Yeah they do tend to get very thick. I have to suspend the branches off the ground to find the hidden ones and keep them from rotting also.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Oh how I miss growing my own tomatoes...I've lived in an apartment all these years, but believe it or not, used to grow tomatoes...did look a tad odd I must say---LOL--I had window boxes at the time, and my mom, for some reason bought a bunch of just beginning to grow tomato plants, which I planted...yeesh, never realized how TALL they'd get...but oh, wow..the taste of home grown tomatoes vs. the crap you get at a supermarket is like night and day--My landlord was a killjoy...told me to take the window boxes off, he claimed they might fall down and hurt someone...sure...I had secured them so well, nothing short of a tornado would have affected them--Oh, well...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Aug 07
My own home grown tomatoes - photo of tomatoes
Oh--just remembered...I had taken my own pics of my tomatoes...so here they are :)
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I know you have a wonderful garden and i have seen all of the vegies pics you have posted so far. I hope you have a healthy food everyday at your home with these fresh vegies from your garden.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
Send some my way.You seem to know alot about growing vegies.I have alot of flower beds and designs on my property,but i would really like your advice about how i can get started on having my own vegies.Its more better to grow your own than having to bother to run to the store just for stuff to make a salad or etc.Without the chemicals.Is it time consuming alot?Can you give me the advice of where to start besides tilling the earth and making rows.I would really appreciate the input. Sincerely,paulyne.
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@postitup (17)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I was born & raised in the south. Those tomatoes look good. I remember my grandmother cutting up slices of tomato, cucumbers, and stuff like that, and putting them on a plate or saucer in the middle of the table to enjoy with the rest of our dinner. Memories...
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
8 Aug 07
The taste of home grown tomatoes...mmmmm no stor bought compares. My dad has grown them and Given them to me this year and they are just delcious...do you fry them green too?
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@mummymo (23707)
8 Aug 07
I love beefsteak tomatoes Grandpa Bob! A few weeks and my own tomatoes should be just about ready - can't wait! xxx
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I have been a pickin and eatin from my garden too..Its the best eatin around. There is nothing like picking and biting into a fresh juicy red tomato, yummy. Enjoy.
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
14 Aug 07
That's great! I've been getting lots of tomatoes too! I'm making goulash for supper today.. with lots of fresh tomatoes!:)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Don't you just love free veggies, well I guess almost free. I love home grown fruits and veggies, because of their taste and the joy of growing them.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I absolutely love home grown tomataoes! You are making me so homesick! Thanks for sharing that, it brought back some good memories!
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
10 Aug 07
I just had a margherita pizza lately. Not sure how it got a name that sounds so close to the drink, but it sure was wholesome with lots of tomato slices and yummy mozzerela cheese. when i was trying to lose weight, cherry tomatoes were my favourite snacks. sweet with a burst of yummy juice. great health food.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
9 Aug 07
We have a lot of cherry tomatoes but not any big regular ones yet- : ( I can’t wait til they start getting ripe- they are my favorite thing out of the garden! : ) I refuse to buy tomatoes from the stores- they are just not the same- If I have to buy them I get the tomatoes off the vine-