Category Archives: tomatoes

2016 In the Garden

This year in Southern Ontario it has been HOT!  No rain, but SO HOT.  I wish that it would stay like this forever. The garden is doing very well.  The Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower are the only plants not enjoying … Continue reading

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Final (sort of) Tomato Tasting of 2012

It seems like summer just started & I am pulling out dying plants & turning beds to get ready for winter. Yuck.  The problem that I find with tomatoes & cold fall weather is that they get bland & mealy.  … Continue reading

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THIRD TOMATO TASTING 2012

What a lot of tomatoes!  Ripe a week late for the Buffalo-Niagara Taste Fest….  Oh well….  This time our daughter T also helped in the tasting! This year’s main ripening time seems to be the 1st weekend in September.  Due to the number … Continue reading

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Buffalo-Niagara Tomato Taste Fest 2012!

Last summer I asked Hubby if he would like to go to a tomato party.  He rolled his eyes.  I told him that I heard that there was BBQed meat on sticks & beer is cheap in the USA.  He … Continue reading

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SECOND TOMATO TASTING 2012

It is the end of August and the tomatoes are starting to ripen quickly.  Hubby has been trying to avoid the taste testing – it fills him up too much.  So tonight I am going to make a light meal … Continue reading

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A Blue Tomato

This OSU Blue tomato looks awesome in my garden! I grew 2 plants side-by-side. They have the same growth habit & fruit formations. They are standouts when wandering through the garden & get a lot of comments. Here is the … Continue reading

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FIRST TOMATO TASTING 2012

For some unknown reason my first decent harvest of the season was massive.  I ended up picking a large bucket of tomatoes this weekend, so I conned hubby into a little tomato tasting.  He thinks that I am nuts, but tends to … Continue reading

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Pretty Blooms, Potatoes & in the Greenhouse

This was a busy weekend.  Filled with friends & family dropping by & a literal mountain of work – in the form of a 12 yard mountain of soil on our driveway that needed to be moved to the backyard.  We almost … Continue reading

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I think that I may have planted too many tomatoes… and a bit about the Dwarf Project

I had a cold last week & ended up taking Thursday off of work. There was no lovely husband asking where things are. No kids saying they are hungry. Nobody but me and about 500 tomatoes that needed repotting. So … Continue reading

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Tomato Review: Costoluto Genovese

2011 Review.  Not a great tomato year in my area.  Cool & rainy May, ok June & VERY hot & dry July COSTOLUTO GENOVESE Midseason, indeterminate, ribbed red tomato, Italian Heirloom Planted:  Sown very late, as I ordered some more seeds very late … Continue reading

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