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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

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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.



Dream Job
March 26, 2013, 6:18 am
Filed under: Garden

OK, so this guy landed what may be the greatest job in the world.  And I didn’t realize he’s the first ever.  Had I know this I would have declared myself the BBQ Editor of Jerzeetomato.com.  So I’ll do it now, henceforth I will be know as the BBQ and Grill Editor-In-Chief as well as the Minister of Mesquite, Oracle of Oak, and Wizard of Woodsmoke.

But seriously, this article got me off my butt to share something, and I’m hoping to do more of that in the summer of 2013.