Where Are The Ripe Tomatoes?


| 7/27/2015 11:46:00 AM


Ginnie BakerIt’s the end of July and I can’t remember a year like this when I haven’t picked one ripe tomato yet! The plants don’t look too great; they’re short and a little bushy but they do have green tomatoes.

Normally, the plants are as tall as the stakes – about 4 to 5 feet tall. Sadly, not this year! Popular chef Mario Batali said that the best tomatoes are the ones that ripen in August.

We’ll see if he’s right!

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One person told me that his garden was so bad, he just mowed over it and will wait for next year.



Meanwhile, the squash plants are hale and hearty. I planted them late so they are just now producing zucchini, both green and yellow, and the cucumbers are also doing well with late planting.

CHUCKM
8/1/2015 5:37:49 PM

Don't feel bad! I have only had lettuce and greens till now and it's Aug. 1. I did find a zucchini today but those would grow even in a nuclear war. Meanwhile I am enjoying tomatoes from the farmers market which are grown in south Illinois, which has been a bit warmer and dryer than north Illinois. It's a test of patience for us, I guess!






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