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Old 08-01-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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Having a garden with around 15 tomato plants in the backyard, I went ahead and invested in a food mill. Donít have to peel or seed! Looks wonderful though. Nothing better than a fresh tomato sauce. Love to make my fresh marinara into a vodka cream sauce as well. Heavenly!
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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While it's half over, ours starts later than most. We have eaten one Early Girl so far, and my other plants are loaded with green tomatoes but it will be another week or two before they begin to ripen in numbers. That's actually early for here, and helped by having them in a greenhouse. We have some new varieties this year, such as "Dancing with the Smurfs", a blue cherry tomato, "Ozark Sunset" which is two-tone purple and red, and "White Currant", a dime sized cherry.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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We've been getting early girl, grape, Primo, and yellow tomatoes for weeks now off about ten plants. There has been plenty to feed us, my grown kids, and the neighbors! Some are in raised beds, some are in containers.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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I have 3 pots that started as seedling on Memorial Day. Loads of green tomatos but only harvested these few riped ones.... sad

Husky Cherry - 2
Yellow Grape - 3

Plus, one of the yellow grape tomatos fell over and I ran over it with my car. So I lost almost half a plant with lots of potential tomatoes.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Still waiting on my bigger tomatoes, including Early Girls. Everything is at 74 days now. Very strange I haven't gotten EGs, but oh well! I don't wonder a bit if the tags were wrong. Doesn't matter - both plants have beautiful green tomatoes on them.

We've harvested 15 grape tomatoes and will likely harvest some egg-size black cherry tomatoes this weekend.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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With a busy summer expected, I scaled it down to 3 plants this year, 2 of them being grape tomatoes which my son has been picking several a day off most days while he's outside. He has 8 picked yesterday on his plate with his sandwich right now, actually!

My other tomato plant is all green and only one of them looks like it's starting to ripen now. The cool weather we've been having is not helping. I'm disappointed as last summer from about mid June through end of August I had tomatoes ripened to pick. I'm still buying tomatoes from the store and it's August already.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My plants look awful. The whole garden looks awful this year. Guess I won't be doing much tomato canning this summer.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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Ours are spent. We had Sweet 100 and Super Sweet 100 (which will be a target next year) and some regular sized ones who were apparently mismarked. I have been eating tomatoes since April.
With the additional beds and the location we may be able to have an earlier start in 2015. Now I have to find fall plants.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My plants look awful. The whole garden looks awful this year. Guess I won't be doing much tomato canning this summer.
I am with you lady, the garden is awful this year. It started out so nice. I would say, here, about 1/2 the gardens are wonderful, but the other 1/2 look like mine. We had too much rain, too early and too little since. Or that is my guess. Anyway, I have done my salsa and canned a few cans of tomatoes, but migh hit someplace for some cheap ones and make some tomato sauce. After that the summer is over.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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The Houston heat is starting to kill them. Still some production, but the fruit is getting smaller and smaller. Okra is doing great, though.
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