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Old 08-20-2001, 06:23 PM
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Tomato or Tomatoe

Ed, How did the Ripe red fruit preservation process proceed? Ours are just beginning to get ripe and it looks like a good crop unless the Raccoons get them. What type are you raising? Tom
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Old 08-20-2001, 06:45 PM
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Hi Tom,

Well, it went as planned. My wife can't do it all by herself, so I get to play "Canning King". We have about 25 plants, and they include early girls, rutgers (my favorite), and brandywines. We have the early ones, middle ones, and the later ones. There's going to be a *LOT* more. We've frozen some, canned some, and I'm going to try my hand at making salsa. Don't know if it will be good, but it will be hot, so how can I miss?

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Old 08-20-2001, 07:00 PM
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mmmm...homemade salsa!

I planted tomatoes this year, but not a one came up. I think it's because I waited too long. I usually do. Plus I don't start them indoors. I know all the things I do wrong, but I do them anyway
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Old 08-20-2001, 08:02 PM
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My wife likes the "Early Girl" and any type which gets moderately large. We dont have a large choice up here due to the unpredictable climate-- will probably frost within the next 3 weeks. We use most of ours in canned soups and sauce. This year salsa is on the "lets try it " list, if, as I said, the Raccoons dont arive first. Tom
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Old 08-20-2001, 09:19 PM
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So far this year, the racoons haven't been here. But we have a dog who likes to help himself to a good ripe tomatoe off the vine. He's kinda like me -- he'll eat anything.

Tom,

Since you get such an early frost, do you put anything over the plants at night? That should help a lot.

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Old 08-20-2001, 09:22 PM
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Hey Doug,

How cum we don't have a speling chekker? I think I might have spelt rakkoon wrong.

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Old 08-20-2001, 09:50 PM
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There actually IS one available, but it's a monthly fee (not an internal dictionary)
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Old 08-20-2001, 09:58 PM
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MONTHLY FEE!!???!!! Heck I can misspell stuff for FREE!!! We've tried covering the plants at night but again, the Raccoons. They, like the skunks, dont see enough people to become cautious--just curious and the coons are SMART. In the winter they will figure out how to pull in a minnow bucket,open it and eat the contents! Cute but a darn troublesome critter. Tom
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Old 08-20-2001, 10:00 PM
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Could be worse...you could have possums. At least raccoons are cute
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Old 08-20-2001, 10:23 PM
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Possom's? Whats not to love about an overgrown nocturnal marsupial rat with the temperment of an evil troll that eats garbage? Tom
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