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Thursday, July 12, 2012

LOCAL GARDEN TOMATO


The time has arrived in our local Kentucky gardens when you can step along a garden path and pick wonderful sun-warmed tomatoes. Oh yes, don't forget to take the salt shaker with you so you can eat those tomatoes right in the garden. What a delicious treat, especially if you are a tomato lover. 

Do you ever get tired of eating home grown tomatoes?



26 comments:

  1. I love pictures like this...simple, colorful, unique shadows. Very nice!

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    1. turquoisemoon -- Still trying to get accustomed to my new Canon. I thank you for your gracious words about my image. -- barbara

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  2. Your picture has me practically devouring my computer screen. Our tomatoes aren't to this red-ripe stage where I live, but we're patiently waiting. Some folks like sugar on 'em, but salt and pepper for me. Can eat 'em like apples! I like the photo's simplicity and background.

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    1. Nature Weaver -- my great grandmother used to slice up a platter of her garden tomatoes and sprinkle sugar on them before she served them with dinner. I liked them (I was young) but as I grew older the salt shaker was preferred as I grazed through my father's garden. You are a true tomato aficionado if you can eat them like apples. thanks -- barbara

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  3. I love the photograph. I am almost ashamed to admit that I didn't grow tomatoes this year. those who are, are having a tough time with them. I do love fresh tomatoes, though, and am already planning for them next year. In the meantime, I will be getting them from the farmer's market. such a difference in those homegrown from store-bought.

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    1. Teresa -- That is why they have farmer's markets -- to get fresh garden tomatoes -- just in case you didn't get your tomatoes in the soil in time. I cannot tolerate the taste of store bought so I experience a tomato fast for most of the year. thanks -- barbara

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  4. That settles it! I must grow some tomatoes!

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    1. Hattie -- I agree -- even if you pot up a few tomatoes and put them in a close to the hose sunny spot. -- thanks barbara

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  5. Fresh tomatoes right off the vine and a sprinkle of salt....YUM! That's my favorite summer treat. I never get tired of them.

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    1. Mamabug -- Nor do I eve get tired of them -- any kind, any where, just so they are fresh from a garden. thanks -- barbara

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  6. Yes yes, that tomato is yelling that it wants to be eaten. I'm salivating, and have to wait till Sat. when I work at the local Tailgate Market to buy my fresh from the garden tomatoes. Your pics look great!

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    1. Barbara -- Great that you found a good source to buy fresh tomatoes -- thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  7. The berries and the tomatoes...best things about summer. Oh, and the sweet corn.

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    1. NCmountainwoman -- Anything fresh from a garden is up for grabs by most folks and you sound like you are one of them -- thanks -- barbara

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  8. A true homegrown tomato is such a treat. A taste so unlike store bought varieties.

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    1. Michelle -- Hope you received that rain we got in Central Kentucky -- I imagine your garden would welcome it -- barbara

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  9. Yummmm. Lucky you. I drool looking at that luscious photo.

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    1. June -- Tomatoes can be used in so many ways. I don't think I have met a person that does not like tomatoes -- including my dog Sal -- thanks -- barbara

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  10. I look forward to a BLT each summer with our first ripe tomato. The tomato a fine subject for your new camera. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Grampy -- Yes. a fresh tomato used in a sandwich is so good. I'm trying to learn the tricks of the camera and figure I'll be doing this for quite some time -- thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  11. Mine are still green... but coming!

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    1. birdman -- did you ever try fried green tomatoes? They are quite tasty -- thanks -- barbara

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  12. I can't seem to make anything grow or live, but love fresh tomatoes. I have to just settle for my kind neighbors donations.

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    1. Crack You Whip -- You are fortunate to have sharing neighbors as so many folks do not grow home gardens anymore. But I think home gardens are coming back. thanks -- barbara

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  13. Nope... never!
    btw There is a 'tomato bandit' in Portland this summer. Lots of buckets w/ plants placed around the city. I'll blog about it soon.

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    1. Birdman -- A tomato bandit! This sounds like a good story. Or bad as someone is a bandit. Look forward to your tale -- thanks -- barbara

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