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« on: May 08, 2009, 07:20:28 PM »

trans planted 14 today. Will do about 50 or 60 more tomorrow.
Then I'll be about half done. :)doak
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 07:34:17 PM »

Thats alotta tomatoes grin
I have been doing alot of gardening around all different areas of the yard but decided today that its time to focus on one area at a time until I finish each.
We just finished putting the fence around the veggie garden so I can finally get down to some serious planting.
I couldn't plant too much because I can't trust those sneaky little hens and I have a bunch of seedlings to put out.
This will be the weekend.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 08:12:02 PM »

What kind of tomatoes are you going to plant
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 08:32:36 PM »

Gee whiz. That's alot of tomatoes.Smiley

The most I have ever grown in one season was around 25 plants. I now have it pared down to 12-15 per year. Keeping up with the bugs and early blight every summer is enough. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 08:52:35 PM »

Goodness I only planted 6 last year and that fed us. The "vines" grew 25 feet long.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 08:56:49 PM »

We eat a lot of maters, taters, and Vidalia onions here in the south.


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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009, 09:01:41 PM »

In Bradley County Arkansas,  we raise the Bradley County Pink tomatoes  We have Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, Warren Arkansas USA
I have seen acre and acre of tomato work in them and raise them





www.bradleypinktomato.com/

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 09:40:27 PM »

I am trying alot of heirloom tomatoes this year so on top of the regular that I plant I will have alot more than I normally put in.
The thing about tomatoes is you can always do something with them so they don't go to waste.
I made alot of salsa, bruschetta and pasta sauce last year.
You just have to remember to plant the right herbs to go with all that as well. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 10:19:24 PM »

Do you have a great salsa recipe?
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 10:29:29 PM »

In Bradley County Arkansas,  we raise the Bradley County Pink tomatoes  
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One of my favorite tomatoes to grow in this area is Arkansas Traveller. I think it's one of the heirloom varieties and is considered a pink tomato. They hold up well to the heat and are fairly hardy plants.
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2009, 11:01:05 PM »

those are good but if you every taste a Bradley tomato they are sweeter tomato

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2009, 11:19:59 AM »

Johnny I will look up some of my salsa recipes when I get back from soccer and post them for you.
I have one I love to make for fresh eating and not canning and the tomatoes go so fast.
I'll post the one for bruschetta too, its so easy to make.
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2009, 09:26:45 PM »

thank you
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2009, 09:46:03 PM »

I just love my Grandad's german tomatos.  He picked them up over there during WWII... well, just some seeds that he packed away and brought back here... they are big enough, meaty enough, and not acidic enough to eat them just like steaks.  A little salt on top and you're ready to dig in!
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2009, 10:15:31 PM »

Old favorite Rutgers, Super Boy Hybrid, Early Girl Hybrid. I could not find any Celebrity seed. They are great. I have not and am not buying any potted plants this year. every thing from seed.
Except onions and shallots. :)doak
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2009, 10:43:48 PM »

Out of curiosity, what do you do with all those tomatos?  Do you can them?
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2009, 11:11:33 PM »

Plan to can 50 to 100 quarts, give some away, sell a few, toss a few rot ends. :)doak
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2009, 11:13:35 PM »

Some one check out my post in the computer help section rolleyes grin :)doak
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2009, 08:22:11 PM »

I will end up with 160 Plants.
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2009, 11:18:53 PM »

Alright Johnny here is the salsa recipe I use.
You can tweak it anyway you like, I like to toss in some extra lime sometimes and if someone wants it less spicy I leave out the jalapenos and cut back on the spices.
Its a pretty forgiving recipe if you need to substitute items.
I usually try a recipe the way its written first and then tweak it afterwards to suit my taste.

2 cups of tomatoes ( diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
1/4 cup yellow onions ( diced)
2 green onions
1 tablespoon canned jalalpenos seeded and finely chopped
2 fresh serrano chiles
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried mexican oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 can crushed tomatoes

In a non reactive bowl ( I just use glass)combine all except ingredients except the canned crushed tomatoes.
Spoon into a blender or food process and mix for 30 seconds.
Pour into a bowl and mix with the canned tomatoes.
This mixture should still be somewhat chunky.


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