I have raised beds and high hopes for Southeast Missouri garden, zone 6A. We are still a couple of weeks away from the juicy giant tomato of my dreams.
“Do you want a tomato sandwich?” I yelled out the back door last summer.
“Tomato sandwich? You mean without the Bacon?” Jules replied.
This was an un paralleled act of generosity on my part. I was offering to share the first big red, ripe tomato of the summer.
Jules won’t come in for a lunch-time tomato sandwich. He will come in for a Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
Let’s share our tomato favorites throughout the season. Leave a comment, please.
I have a new raised bed that is 4 ft square and I plan to see just how much I can produce in this small space. My point is that we can have fresh home-grown produce in the space of an apartment balcony, or a suburban front porch.
I’m growing great tomatoes in a 5 gallon bucket. Plus, there is room to tuck in a basil plant, some thyme or, some chives.
I am also growing a brand new tomato, Indigo Blue. It is a saladette tomato, meaning bigger than a cherry tomato but smaller than a Celebrity. Saladette is a GIANT Cherry or a really small beefsteak.
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