JerzeeTomato


Is this thing still here?
July 28, 2018, 9:40 am
Filed under: Garden

Anybody in here?

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No Known Cure
July 22, 2016, 2:41 pm
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basil-dm-leaves-under-08_62The scourge of basil growers everywhere has struck. I have planted basil plants a half dozen times this season and watched as every plant has yellowed, then turned brown and shriveled up.  After noticing the latest batch (one week in!) start to turn. I turned to the interwebs and googled “basil fungus” and sure enough.  Downy Mildew….and no known cure.  I guess I should be glad I’m not a basil farmer.


Here’s a link to some more info, photos, reporting/monitoring



Tiny bubbles
September 17, 2013, 6:30 am
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These little gems went into a delicious chicken fricassee last night. They’re Sweet 100’s from a potted plant that just won’t quit.

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Last Call? (I hope not!)
September 7, 2013, 2:38 pm
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Last night’s dinner may have been about the end for our own tomatoes.  We used about a dozen San Marzano Gigante’s to make a sauce into which we threw some clams, mussels, and scallops.  A terrific Friday night fish stew.  But today The Principessa did me a solid and took the walk of shame at the Montclair Farmers Market to purchase a few slicers as the garden is about done with tomatoes.

There are a couple Striped Germans which will probably ripen if the varmint doesn’t get them first. But that’s about it.



Homegrown is alright with me
September 6, 2013, 9:54 am
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Last night The Principessa made a fabulous Butternut Squash – Bacon risotto using our own bacon and our own squash. We licked the plates clean.

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Things are going well
August 31, 2013, 6:40 am
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Our production seems to be outpacing the losses from shoplifting by the varmints.

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There’s still hope…
August 30, 2013, 6:06 am
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…apparently, for a better supermarket tomato.  I’ll believe when I taste it.