Tomatoes

Joanie

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Sliced 1/2" thick, fried in little olive oil.
Toast slice of baguette or miche. Layer bread, fried cheese, sliced tomato, and a bit of pepper (cheese is salty).
Plate with fried egg, maybe some ham or bacon, and some green olives ... take a bite, close your eyes, and you're in Cyprus.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
Look nice. I just had one of our last ones-tasty and sweet. Only a few left. The leaves look purply or yellow mostly-maybe some fungus. I'll leave then on the vine until they're ripe or no leaves left.
 

Hal

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Staff member
I planted 6 San Marzano plants this year and they're still going, although the leaves are yellowing.
I canned some whole, froze some whole, and put a bunch through the mill and froze the pulp. I discovered that unless you cook the whole tomatoes before canning, there's this weird enzymatic reaction that causes the liquid to separate so it looks like 1/3 of a jar of pee with tomatoes floating on top. Not too appetizing-looking but they taste fine.

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Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
My tomatoes get powdery mildew every September. The internet remedy of 1 tbsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. liquid soap (not detergent) per (US?) gallon really works. Evidently better prophylactically but I never remember until I see it. Non toxic to healthy leaves.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
Strangely, the squirrels hardly bother the tomatoes on the ground, even though they savaged them on the deck. Too easy?
 
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