Finally, our first tomatoes of the year......

Discussion in 'Tomatoes' started by daveomak, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Means only one thing....    BLT's.....  The first of August is normal for us to get our first tomatoes and it's a BIG DEAL.....

    Bride says....   We need bacon so out to the freezer I go and pull a pack...    Bake in a double pan on a wire rack at 375 convection for 35 minutes...   thick bacon....   Save the grease in a "bacon grease container" in the refer....    Now it's up to Bride to slice the maters and do all the other good stuff.....

    I'm just showing this so all you folks that get maters in April and May can humbly thanks the garden gods for your location..



     
  2. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin' luv apples there, Dave!

    I've had no luck with tomatoes since moving to Texas. I wait too late to put in plants and the soil temps get too hot and they stop growing. I've been tempted to start seeds in September and plant in October. I never knew that tomatoes stop producing when conditions get too hot until I moved to Texas.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice Dave!

    We get our best tomato's in Jan/Feb. down here.

    Al
     
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I go away for a week and when we get back, here's what is waiting for us...yum
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  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We're still waiting!!! Our garden has been out of whack this year. Worst ever. Not sure what's going on.
     
  6. Hey Tomatoes look good, Wish I would have planted some Bacon Plants like you

    Gary
     
  7. hammer77

    hammer77 Fire Starter

    BLT's one of my all time favorites!
     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good, nothing like your first mater of the seeason.
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are lucky, Dave. We have just had a couple of cherry tomatoes ripen. It has been so cold around here this summer, I am not hopeful of a good tomato or pepper crop. However, the garlic and potatoes are going great guns.

    Enjoy your tomatoes and think of us less fortunate.

    Disco
     

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