It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Real tomatoes…

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YES!!  These are real tomatoes sent to me from my son in law’s brother and his wife from their garden.  THANKS!!! Tim and Val.  Now if only I had a zucchini.  Jim and I always had a garden.  Not a big one, but big enough that we always had plenty of tomatoes to share with our neighbors.  Even after Jim died I would go out to our garden area each spring and hoe up a big enough space to plant 4 or 5 tomato plants.  All I have room for here are potted tomato plants  This year the heat killed them even though they were watered daily.

garden 12-jul-2004

Our garden at home.

I have to go out this morning to the pharmacy and to run a couple of errands. It is to be mid 90s today.  We have had 26 days this month with over 90 temps which ties a record from 1887.  Out of those 26 days over a week was triple digit highs.  We are way below normal rainfall and our whole state along with many other states are drought disasters.

Have a peaceful day.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

26 comments:

  1. Gardeners that share are the best!

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  2. Know what you mean..This year the heat has been intense and some gardens are not surviving in the sun even when watered.
    Hope you stay cool today..I sure do wonder about Winter now..hope it is not so frigid we have problems there too.
    Hugs XX00

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  3. We have had the same bad weather that you have. We finally got some rain though. Your tomatoes look wonderful-xo Diana

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  4. Those tomatoes look so good, gotta go buy some today. I've been eating a lot of tomato sandwiches lately. I miss our home grown veggies too.

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  5. the tomatoes look beautiful! stay cool!

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  6. Real tomatoes are the best, I love a tomato and mayo sandwich salt & pepper! Glad that you have someone to share their bounty with you :]
    Have a safe blessed day Beth :]

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  7. I'm sending good vibes your way that the heat breaks! You stay in as much as you can!

    The tomatoes look great, I always want to grow them to can them. Yup one day I'll get around to that :)

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  8. Our garden is struggling mightily, I still am wondering if we'll have one of our vegetables succeed, time will tell I guess. We keep everything watered too but it's just so dry. We sit at 91 for the moment...it was a lot hotter yesterday so I will not complain.

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  9. I love our farmer's market here. No need to grow my own veggies:) Although it would be neat. The only thing I've recently had were peaches but they are now all gone:) Keep that a/c in car going:) It's a hot one out there!

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  10. We had the second warmest July on record. Not as hot as yours, but hot for us, that for sure. We had the second warmest spring since 1893, too. Winter will come. Enjoy the fresh tomatoes while you can. ;)

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  11. Hi Beth, just trying to catch up, My these tomatoes look good, mine have just failed miserably this year, too cold a spring, and too late to save them now, Add to that after a week of lovely sunny weather, it's back to chilly and grey, it seems we just can't meet in the middle can we?

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  12. The tomatoes look great. Nothing tastes better than tomatoes from the garden.

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  13. And those are the only kind of tomatoes I really enjoy! Fresh from the garden! They look great! Hope it's cooling down for you and your neighbors.

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  14. We gave up gardening last summer. I sure miss fresh veggies! We finally had rain this a.m. and it has been slightly cooler today. Have a blessed night.

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  15. Hi Beth,

    Enjoy your tomatoes, I like tomatoes too, but they seem to give me mouth ulcers these days and I have read they are not good for arthritic pains, so I tend not to eat them often.

    It has cooled down somewhat here now and we again have rain.

    Take Care

    Hugs Nita

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  16. I love veggies from the garden. It's too shady in my yard for one though.

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  17. Those tomatoes look good! This has been a scorcher of a summer. So much heat and drought everywhere.

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  18. i love real tomatoes!! ones where one slice makes a great blt and the juice runs down your arm.

    my tomato plants are huge and so healthy looking, but not one tomato. i will prob share pictures of them on thursday. i always grow my tomatoes in pots on my deck and have always done very well!!

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  19. It has been such a dry summer. We are supposed to get some much needed rain. All the gardens are suffering.
    Those tomatoes look great. Make a nice salad or toasted tomato sandwich.

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  20. I always loved fresh vegetables from my grandpa's garden. I miss him so much. Hope you have a nice week.

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  21. Those tomatoes look FABULOUS! sandie

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  22. Those are beauties! I miss home grown veggies. This has been the hottest summer ever. My garden has suffered too. I hope we have it better next year.

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  23. I'm so happy to you have nice looking tomatoes because some one has her few lost tomatoes...
    I went the dentist with other thing for shopping as well.
    It going to be a long waiting for me as like you.
    Have a nice every day for you.
    Michiko

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  24. What wonderful tomatoes, real ones! I won't eat those hot house,pale, hard things.
    We used to have a garden, too. But with Bill trucking & my ankle surgery and the drought this year...just not reality. They actually are now calling this a Mega Drought. It is so sad.

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  25. I laugh that you ask for zucchini. Where I'm from that's a veritable life sentence! Every home has a garden, and every garden a zucchini plant. We all have zucchini coming out of our ears and are always looking for an unsuspecting victim who might love a basket of zucchini left on their porch. Wish I could share with you! Enjoy those tomatoes!

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