Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Have you had a real tomato recently?  If you don't grow them yourself they are difficult to find.
This time of year my garden is full of them, enough to give to neighbors with plenty left over for the food dryer.  These can never be commercial tomatoes. They have a short shelf life once picked and are the very best eaten right out of the garden.  I often cut a 3/4" slab from the center of the tomato and the rest goes to the dryer!  Nothing better than a BLT or a hamburger with a thick slice of tomato!  I experimented this year and grew some in 7 gallon pots and they produced well but offered fewer tomatoes.  Worth a try if you have limited space.  The advantage of growing your own garden is this is the only way to get these tomatoes and you know what is in them.  We eat far more poisons and pesticides and GMOs than we would care to know about.

4 comments:

rama said...

Looks delicious, especially the one you have laid over a bread slice.

Barbra Joan said...

By now Jerry , you have tomatoes coming out of your ears.
Beautiful!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My papaw used to love growing tomatoes and he took such pride in them! This post made me think of him. Brings back memories :)

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I actually have, and the difference between those and store bought is night and day. Almost enough to motivate me to start gardening.
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