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Upper Midwest Gardening: Tomatoes for Thanksgiving dinner

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 18, 2005
5:10 PM

Post #1882484

My tomato plants finally froze on Tuesday. (Heats been off in the greenhouse for nearly a month.)
We picked all with some at least pink on them. My DW & MIL made the canned things yesterday. The cut tomato, I devoured for lunch! Yummy!!
We have enough part ripe tomatoes to have some ready for Thanksgiving. My grandson helped pick, so we have a bunch of green ones too.
We picked off of these plants from June 11 until November 11. Can anybody top that ? To top it off the plants were still in great shape when they froze. Who knows how long they would have produced.
We may find out next year. A man is going to build a new restraunt in our little town. he wants to use all locally produced food he can, so we may have a new market there. I would continue to heat the greenhouse if I had a place to sell the tomatoes.
Bernie

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 18, 2005
5:13 PM

Post #1882489

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I thought so!

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Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2005
5:15 PM

Post #1882493

Bernie,

What else might you raise in winter for a resturaunt?
Iowaron
Johnston, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2005
5:17 PM

Post #1882498

Oh Bernie!
I'm green with Tomato Envy! Oh my goodness those tomatoes look delicious! Too bad you can't bring a peck sack full to Roundup next May.
Ron

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 18, 2005
5:19 PM

Post #1882501

We are planning on trying a bunch of things next year. We also had cucumbers in the greenhouse. They were done first part of Oct.
Bernie
kbaumle
Northwest, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 18, 2005
6:19 PM

Post #1882603

Mine froze on Wednesday. I knew they would, so I picked the two green tomatoes that were hanging on. One had started to turn. My grandma loves fried green tomatoes, so guess who gets them? ;-)

I grew my plant on the front porch this year, in a huge clay pot. One cherry tomato, one regular. They both did well, but the cherry tomato did the best. No more tomatoes than we eat, I'm going to do it this way again next year.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

November 21, 2005
2:46 PM

Post #1887026

Nice looking tomatoes. What kind are they? I'd love to have good fresh tomatoes for Thursday's dinner. It's hard to think that we have to wait, here, until July for another fresh tomato.

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