Vegetables and Fruit forum: Pickin Everday Now

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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 2, 2012 1:33 PM CST
Here they come, have to pick everyday.
All Heirlooms.Thumb of 2012-08-02/paulgrow/3a7ce8
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Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 2, 2012 2:29 PM CST
Beautiful and nice to have lots to choose from for great eating. Green Grin!
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 4, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Looks like you have a variety of cultivars. I have had some Early Girl, and just piced the first Celebrity yesterday. Still a way off for the other ones.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 5, 2012 7:32 PM CST
None ripe here yet.
Looks like you have a good variety.
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 7, 2012 8:12 AM CST
I started canning tomatoes this morning.
They're coming in so fast no way that I can eat them all.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 7, 2012 9:20 AM CST
No canning here. But I have been giving so many away. A great harvest thus year on the tomatoes.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 19, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Heh Paul, where are pictures of your latest tomatoes? Mine are producing like crazy.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 20, 2012 5:55 AM CST
Picked a bowl full, last week, and doing the same this week.
Nothing like tomatoes right off the vine!
The ones which ripened are Glacier---an heirloom from Sweden.
The tomatoes are about golf ball size.
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 24, 2012 10:36 AM CST
Picked another 20 pounds this morning. Going to can these these tomorrow morning.Thumb of 2012-08-24/paulgrow/0d996f
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 24, 2012 11:01 AM CST

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That's a nice wire basket.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 24, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Oh my. That is a really nice batch of tomatoes you have there. Big Grin
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 24, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Thanks Dave, my daughter got it for me for Fathers day. It's called a harvest basket it's from Smith and Hawken.

Thank you Rita

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 24, 2012 12:05 PM CST
It is a nice basket. But if I filled it with 20 pounds of tomatoes, I would not be hauling it around as it would be too heavy. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 24, 2012 12:33 PM CST

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I have made 5 or 6 baskets of various sizes and shapes that we use for harvesting. Here's my smallest one. It's good for picking small items or cherry tomatoes.

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I have one identical to it but about 4 times bigger that can hold perhaps a half bushel.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 24, 2012 12:34 PM CST
Very nice Dave. Thumbs up
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 24, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Very cool Dave Hurray! , over the winter you should make a couple to raffle off.
I'd buy a bunch of tickets. Hurray!
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 26, 2012 7:16 AM CST

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That's a great idea, Paul!
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chelle
Aug 26, 2012 7:40 AM CST
paulgrow said:Very cool Dave Hurray! , over the winter you should make a couple to raffle off.
I'd buy a bunch of tickets. Hurray!


I agree

I'd buy a bunch of tickets, too!

That's a lovely basket! Nice job!



I found inexpensive wire baskets and liners at a dollar store this year. Here, they're attached to a post to keep the raccoons from tipping over my cut flowers on the deck. I hadn't thought to use them for hauling in produce. Thanks for the nudge, Paul. Thumbs up

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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Canning and food preservation Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Roses Region: Michigan
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Composter I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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paulgrow
Aug 26, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Thumbs up
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown

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