August 26, 2008


Uh, does anyone need some fresh home-grown tomatoes? The ratio of tomatoes to people in my house that will actually consume them is about 5 to 1.

Posted by Chris at August 26, 2008 8:12 AM

That is precisely the ratio in mine.

Posted by: Writer Dad at August 26, 2008 8:29 PM

Oven roasted tomato soup, and pasta sauce that you freeze, it's what we do. ( I used to be a vegetarian and own 4 acres I know a lot about tomatoes and excess.)

Posted by: Michele at August 26, 2008 8:29 PM

I'll trade you some zucchini's for tomatoes?

Apparently you can just throw zucchini seeds on the ground here in Colorado and 50,000 of them will magically grow.

Actually, never mind on the tomato deal, our tomatoes are starting to come in too.

And did I mention I ordered a bushel of peaches?

Posted by: Aimee Greeblemonkey at August 26, 2008 8:29 PM

what in the world -- are those sliced tomatoes blackened somehow?

Posted by: Laura GF at August 26, 2008 9:09 PM

Oh man! How much are charging and how well do they mail????

Posted by: Karen at August 26, 2008 9:22 PM

I wish I lived closer! I love home grown tomatoes and we haven't been able to grow any the last two years.

Posted by: dee at August 26, 2008 9:29 PM

Trade you some of Zach's delicious homebrew for some of those delicious homegrowns.

Posted by: Caitlin at August 26, 2008 9:51 PM

This was a bad year up here. Most gardens went bye-bye due to all the rain.
I love tomatoes and when I have them I eat them constantly.

Posted by: Maribeth at August 26, 2008 9:51 PM

I wish!!!

Posted by: Kristy at August 26, 2008 9:56 PM

We're getting there, though at this time of year I can seriously eat tomatoes every day of the week. At least I think I can. I'll let you know how that actually works out in another week or so when the 800 green tomatoes on our plants are all red.

Posted by: Kimberly at August 26, 2008 10:14 PM

Mmmm...sliced tomato and motzerella would hit the spot right about now! I'm going to have to fun to the store tomorrow to get some. Enjoy!

Posted by: Dianna at August 26, 2008 10:32 PM

Last year I had so many tomatoes that I ended up getting so exasperated that I just flung half of them in ziplocks and froze them whole. It totally worked. This year, though, I've only gotten six actual tomatoes in all. I don't know what I did wrong, dagnabbit.

Posted by: OS at August 26, 2008 10:36 PM

We have the same issue with jalapeno and habanero peppers. The tomatoes are a complete failure, but the peps are rockin' and rollin'.

Your stash plus our stash = salsa!!!

Posted by: Jeff St Real at August 26, 2008 11:18 PM

They're beautiful but...blech!

Posted by: apathy lounge at August 27, 2008 12:15 AM

They look delicious! I have about 50 cherry tomatoes that I'm waiting to get ripe.

Posted by: Adi at August 27, 2008 2:27 AM

They look delicious! I have about 50 cherry tomatoes that I'm waiting to get ripe.

Posted by: Adi at August 27, 2008 2:27 AM

You had to rub it in, didn't you? Haha. Not that I am jealous. At all. I'll show my tomato plants your photos. Maybe it will inspire them.

Posted by: Nadine at August 27, 2008 5:14 AM

Beautiful tomatoes! A good tomato sandwich sounds perfect!

Posted by: coolchick at August 27, 2008 6:30 AM

Swap for some sage leaves? Our sage plant is trying to take over the world.

Posted by: Katherine at August 27, 2008 6:50 AM

Yes! I'd love to have some of those tomatoes of yours! Up here in Ohio, our tomatoes didn't do so well. The plants looked funny once they were established in the ground, and then they didn't produce many fruits... and the ones they did produce took FOR-EVAH to ripen. I know of at least 5 different people who live within a 20-mile radius of me who have had the same issue.


Posted by: ironic1 at August 27, 2008 7:26 AM

When I am overrun by produce, I take it to the office and leave it in the communal kitchen. Actually, when I am overrun by any type of food, taking it to the communal kitchen is the way to get rid of it. I work with vultures.

Posted by: Dana Whitaker at August 27, 2008 9:54 AM

I would totally take your tomatoes. All of the tomatoes on our plant are getting eat by some animal (I'm guessing evil squirrel) before they get ripe.

Posted by: Stephanie at August 27, 2008 10:16 AM

Thanks but no. We're awash in tomatoes ourselves.
And hot peppers.

Tomatoes dry nicely, though. And there are a million recipes on the interwebs for them.

Posted by: Amy at August 27, 2008 10:42 AM

Can you ship to California? ;-D

My coworker and her mom had a giant harvest of their backyard over the weekend. She said they stewed theirs and freeze them for making marinara later. Good idea, yes?

Posted by: oakley at August 27, 2008 11:49 AM

Get yourself some fresh basil and minced garlic. Chop up the tomatoes and mix with a little olive oil, salt, basil, and garlic. Serve cold with nice bread or heat it up and spoon over pasta.

Or of course you can send the tomatoes to me... :)

Posted by: jessica at August 27, 2008 1:55 PM