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1 posted on 06/30/2012 2:03:44 AM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

My mother introduced me to a new (to me) variety from her garden recently. It’s the Cherokee tomato. Not real pretty but it’s delicious. It’s one of the old varieties.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 2:08:11 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; Red_Devil 232

Ping to the Weekly Gardening List?


3 posted on 06/30/2012 2:10:02 AM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse
So true.

But my 6 tomato plants in my garden are doing fine and in about 15 days.....yum, yum.

Gotta feel sorry (yeah, right!) for our Mooselimb bros (and sistahs) who have been told that it is "Haram" (bad/forbidden) to Eat tomato, cuz....wait for it...when you cut into one, you end up (Yikes!) seeing a depiction of a Cross.

Yep, in that wonderful, new, "Democratic" Republic that our Dear Leader is soooooo excited about (Egypt) the ever sooooo "Tolerant" practitioners of the "Religion of Pieces" had (since somewhat rescinded when they were made out to be the laughing stock of the world) told their Sheeple believers not to indulge in this wonderful fruit or vegetable....take your pick.

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What I really like (and must drive the hordes of barbarian, cultists batty, is that in the example we have seen, not only does it resemble a Cross, but [the] Cross worn by the Knights Templars during the Crusades.

Yoo Hoo!

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6 posted on 06/30/2012 2:56:53 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Racehorse; All

Our local HEB grogery chain here in Tx has an advertisment out where a farmer standing out in his tomatoe patch is bragging on being their supplier and how great his ‘home grown’ tomatoes are at HEB.
What liars. They taste like cardboard.
Made me so mad I emailed them and told them off. LOL
They answered and denied it.


7 posted on 06/30/2012 3:08:06 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Racehorse
Also people tend to refrigerate them, which ruins their flavor. That simply irritates the daylights out of me. There's still nothing better than homegrown tomatoes
8 posted on 06/30/2012 3:42:26 AM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Racehorse

I love my tasty grape tomatoes growing in my global buckets in the yard. Two plants produce enough for daily salads. I did order some seeds for purple and black cherry tomatoes. I do not seem to have any luck with large ones the bugs and the birds have too much time to find them.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 4:36:43 AM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Racehorse

This may explain the science but not the real reason. I grew up with delicious tomatoes, especially Jersey Beefsteaks. Farmers were made to discontinue those in favor of bland tomatoes that can survive longer in train cars and in stores. There is some effort to rediscover the “heirloom” tomatoes but its very sad what was done.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 5:45:48 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Racehorse

a lot of them are lacking taste because they are picked green, held in coolers until needed for market and then raised in temperature, gassed with nitrogen to turn them red (actually a pinkish red color) within a couple of days and put into the market!


18 posted on 06/30/2012 5:50:01 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Racehorse

The best tomato I’ve ever had was from my dad’s garden about two seconds after I picked it.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:33:23 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Racehorse

Just had my first June tomato

Normally have to wait till mid July for tomato


23 posted on 06/30/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Racehorse

http://www.amazon.com/Attack-Killer-Tomatoes-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B0000B1OEO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341066921&sr=8-1&keywords=attack+of+killer+tomatoes


25 posted on 06/30/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Racehorse

http://www.amazon.com/Attack-Killer-Tomatoes-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B0000B1OEO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341066921&sr=8-1&keywords=attack+of+killer+tomatoes


26 posted on 06/30/2012 7:37:02 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Racehorse
Only two things that money can't buy

That's true love and home gown tomatoes

31 posted on 06/30/2012 9:50:30 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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