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    Posted April 25, 2012 by
    Ryn
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    Maryland
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    From garden to table

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    Tomatoes From Plant to Frying Pan

     

    I have not gone to pick out my plants for this season. We have some very unseasonable chilly weather and at times even freezing for late April. I usually get my plants from the Amish Market .
    These are photos from my last years tomatoes from small plants to the frying pan. Tomatoes are our number one favorite for the garden although we do plant cucumbers, bell peppers, zuchinni , yellow squash, pumpkins large and mini , gourds and Indian Corn for fall decorating.
    I will be updating and taking photos of this for this assignment as well this growing season.
    The worst thing I had to deal with last year were the Horned Tomato Caterpillar's that you see in photo #6. They are harmless to humans but can devastate the tomato. Our garden is organic . We do not use chemical bug killers or chemical fertilizer. This year I plan to use food grade Diatomaceous Earth to stop the pests, keeping it off the blooms as this can also kill the bees.
    We enjoyed fresh sliced tomatoes and fried green tomatoes all season well up into October.

     

    photography Janie Lambert

    May to September 2011

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