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Beef Steak tomatoes - A couple of the many tomatoes that are growing finally
@webeishere (36353)
United States
June 17, 2008 2:54pm CST
Well we are finally getting the sunshine I need for my tomatoes here in Minnesota. I believe these are from my beef steak variety. I have a few different ones and I hardly place the tag with them so I have to guess. But they are getting huge and I can't wait for some fresh red, ripe, juicy homegrown maters to munch on. What about you? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@gemini_rose (16193)
17 Jun 08
I really love the homegrown tomatoes the best, so much better tasting than the shops ones. I love cherry tomatoes and vine tomatoes, but I do not grow my own yet I still buy shop but I am wanting to have a go at it myself. I would be really proud of myself if I could grow some, but I am going to do it as a project with the kids I think next year. SOmething for us all to do together!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Jun 08
We snack on the cherry or grape ones all day long. So sweet and juicy tasting too. Good luck when you do it as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Thanks Grandpa Bob, my mouth watered just reading this. I would love a soggy ole tomato sandwich right now. Nothing but mayo, tomato and salt. Yum, yum.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I always get ticked waiting for them to ripen. It's like, "come on already turn red damn it." HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Oh, soggy mayo, tomato and salt sandwiches! I'M drooling now!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I know..... right? They are so good!
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I saw a little cherry tomato on my cherry tomato plant today when I was watering it. I planted 3 different types of peppers today, green, red and another type of pepper. I did put the name labels by them so I'm looking forward to having some peppers with my tomatoes.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Try some banana peppers. Those things are great. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I thought that was what I got but I think I must have got some other type that is red and hot, but looks more like a cherry tomato. I did get a cucumber and yellow squash plant this morning that I need to go out and plant now.
@mummymo (23707)
17 Jun 08
Home grown tomatoes are wonderful and the beef steak ones just happen to be my absolute favourites - I have often been found eating one like an apple! lol Weird I know but that is me! lol Can't wit to see the ripened end product even though I know I will end up drooling! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
We eat them the same a ttimes as well. I love the grape and cherry type as I pick them one at a time as I am outdoors doing chores etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB !!~
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@mummymo (23707)
18 Jun 08
We always use whole cherry tomatoes in salads as my youngest is allergic and she can just picck those out - they are pretty yummy too! Vine tomatoes are extortionately priced here so although I like them I rarely have them! I wish i were a gardener like you! xxx
• Lubbock, Texas
17 Jun 08
Congratulations on your tomatoes Grandpa Bob! Oh how I wish I could grow them. Out here in the country the wind blows so hard and there are so many grasshoppers it's just impossible. I grew some one year til they just began to turn color. Then the leaves turned belly up with purple veins. Ugh. Wilt! I knew I should have wrapped them with a row cover, but I just got so discouraged that year I've never tried it again!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
We get the same thing with high wonds, tornadoes, thunderstorms and various bugs as well. Doesn't stop me so it shouldn't stop you either. But your chopice. They are tastier picked right from the vine in the yard though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
18 Jun 08
That's about what my tomatoes look like. They are about the only thing doing good. I have about six or seven cherry tomatoes and two big tomatoes. Not sure what kind, thought they were just regular tomatoes. I can't wait for them to be ready.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
17 Jun 08
You know, I was just telling my daughter I wish we had a tomato that I could slice to add to our cheese sandwiches this morning. I love my cheese and tomato sandwiches when my tomatoes ripen. I never buy tomatoes in the store cause they just don't taste good to me at all.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Yummy/ A juicy tomato with its juices falling onto the bun sounds great with a cheeseburger right now. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
18 Jun 08
May I have a pickle and fries with mine?
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• United States
18 Jun 08
Coming right up, sherlock.
• United States
18 Jun 08
Yum, this year I put in more green beans, 7 bell pepper plants and two cucumber plants. I just planted them a few weeks ago so I have not gotten any harvest yet. Ops that reminds me to go set the sprinkler. I will be back in a minute.
• United States
18 Jun 08
Mine are bush beans also. I had to trim a Lantana that was blooming to put the beans in. My friend keeps teasing me about killing the flowers because the Lantana was beautiful. He called me a murder the other day. I came back to her and said "Well when you eat fresh green beans I hope you chock on them." She just started laughing then. She said "This is why she loved me because I can give as much as I get and do not get offended when she teases me.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
17 Jun 08
This is the first year in awhile that my husband hasn't planted tomatoes. I am surely going to miss them. Good Luck.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Why didn't he plant them this year? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
18 Jun 08
My husbands Mother was ill and in the hospital for quite a while then she passed away and every week after we have had someone else in the hospital. It has just taken a lot of time trying to do what has needed to be done with not much time left.
@snowy22315 (50882)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Wow, I'm impressed that your tomatoes are so big already in Minnesota. You must have planted them very soon after the frost was over. I'm in Virginia and I only have blossoms. I'm lookin forward to munchin on mine too.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I started them from seed indoors around January actually. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Those are GREAT! I've got beefsteak too, but mine are just flowering. I've got two, maybe three with small flowers, and then three others that have a little ways to go yet. I gave two of the smaller ones to a brother in law last week - I hope he's being good to them!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
This morning I think I saw about 30 more flowers on the varuious tomato plants. And a bunch more on my cukes as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Jun 08
There is nothing like the taste of the first home-grown tomato! I don't care how you eat it... nothing compares! The ones that follow aren't bad, either! You can't buy that taste in any store! I'm like you in that I've planted many different varieties of tomatoes and haven't tagged most of them, so it's all guesswork. I have some that will be green when ripe... I just hope I know that they're ripe and don't let them rot on the vine! LOL We had a tiny bit of sunshine here today as well. Not much, because it kept clouding over. Today was supposed to be the only day without rain all week. One thing I do know... tomatoes love rain! I remember one year when it was so rainy that my cauliflower rotted, but my tomato vines were HUGE! We should have a great year, eh?
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 08
With the rain we had for a couple weeks straight things popped up like crazu here almost overnight. Now it is going to be warm and sunny for a long time they say. Which is fine as I water my garden daily by hand. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@laglen (19782)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I can't wait too! We have been getting lots of sunshine and our peppers need it bad!
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB! O just love tomatoes and I do eat them raw too. We did have a tomato plant before but we have replaced it with another type of vegetables. I think it is about time that we grow them once again. Take care and God bless!
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@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 08
hi Grandpa Bob lol I have to get my tomatoes from the grocery store and they are seldom really nice and ripe but I have found the little mini ones they do pick riper' so tend to go to them. I love a big fat juicy ripe 'beefsteak tomato, they are the best. we used to raise them on our farm. they were so good and I used to make 'tomato sandwiches and my dad would laugh at me. 'But they were so good. yum yum.
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@Gollywog (1092)
19 Jun 08
I cant seam to grow anything, when I had a greenhouse it was ok I had loads of tomatos. I liked the little yellow ones I dont know what they were called? The last few years since being more disabled I just havent been able to do any gardening? I would love to be able to grow my own veggies like I did before.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Yup those do look like beefsteak tomatoes...I envy you...LOL...you don't have to worry about this whole salmonella crap going on with tomatoes like those of us who have to buy them...there were six more cases in my area alone of salmonella poisoning from tomatoes sold around here....great..NOT
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I love homegrown maters, I have always loved homegrown maters.. Growing up in a hugely big and ridiculously poor family, we couldn't afford anything really expensive to eat, but eat well we did anyway.. So in the summertime, my mom would purchase a bushel of homegrown tomatoes and loaves of day old bread from the bakery.. My favorite summertime meal was sliced salted tomatoes on a couple of pieces of toast, now that was good eating.. Here in Tennessee, we have our local Granger County tomatoes and they are the very best in the whole wide world, I can't wait to get my hands on some good fresh off the vine tomatoes.. Makes my mouth water.. It doesn't get any better, a mater and a bit of salt.. Have a great day Grandpa..
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
Wow! Good for you! I've planted some already, but the flowers have fallen off...the winds must be getting to them and the alternate heat and sometimes heavy rain. Not to mention I don't get to buy resitant varieties in our area and so they have the mosiac virus. Ugh. But I do agree that homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than store-bought ones!
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I wish I had a tomato garden. I don't like store bought and I'm not a big tomato fan to begin with. Besides that store bought tomatoes could kill you??? :) But I do like a home grown tomato with some salt. That's one of the best parts of the summer.