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#1 Delmar OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:01 PM

Great weather, lots of rain, hot days of summer, more rain, tomato plants....turns into a BUNCH of tomatos!  My son Joe and I are working on freezing/canning. 

First u pick them, then you put some in a pot of HOT water for a few minutes to loosen the skin off the tomato, then you take them out, peel the skin(comes off real easy when you do the hot water trick), core them, then fill a quart bag full of them, then squish them, then seal and let cool.  Next comes the freezer!  Makes for awesome sauce for spaghetti, chili, etc.  No store bought tomato sauce this winter!

 

p.s. this is just the first picking.  That is a bottle of Bud in the middle of the tomatos....I only planted 8 Celibrity tomato plants......wait 'til next week!

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Edited by James henry, August 18, 2013 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Can I have one? Great looking 'maters!


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Nice looking bunch of tomatoes! Good to see someone had some good luck growing them this year,weather conditions here have not been right.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Nice looking bunch of tomatoes! Good to see someone had some good luck growing them this year,weather conditions here have not been right.

 

All I did was plant them in the ground.  God took over from there and did the rest!  Boy howdy, did he grow some 'maters!



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Outstanding tomato crop there!!  While my corn turned out incredible, my tomato's sucked big time.  Hardly a good one to be had this year.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:42 PM

I tried a new sweet corn seed this year, supposed to be something super and great...turned out ok, except smaller ears than the peaches and cream I usually plant.  I saw ur post about your sweet corn, olcowhand, and I'm gonna try that one next year.  sounds good to me!



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Great looking crop of tomatoes.   Thanks for the tantalizing pictures.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Nice tomatoes! I've already froze about 10 gallon bags full and am still picking them. The conditions here have been good. I've not had to water since the first couple of weeks after planting. Actually we got a big rain a couple of weeks ago and last week I lost a bunch to splitting.

 

I'm trying a new trick this year, Freeze them whole and then drop them into boiling water. Supposedly the peals will just come right off. Plus as you pick them you freeze them so you don't have to worry about any spoiling while you wait for enough to can.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 11:48 PM

We grow Celebrity as well---- a real good all-round tomato. Have also had good luck with Sunstrike and Applause. Thanks for the pics.
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