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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #225 on: August 09, 2012, 12:52:10 PM »
Pete,

Thanks for the links about those garden spiders.  :) Lol, the male makes a drop line incase the female gets angry at him and attacks him, and she even might eat him after mating.  >:D  Nature is interesting, but I sure still donít like to get those webs on me at nighttime.  No hair net for me with a spider web.  :-D  

I didnít even know about the Perseid meteor showers coming up here shortly.  Thanks for telling me about that also.  My dogs donít usually wake me up in the middle of the night, but them I take them out fairly late for the last time until morning.  

Norma

The morning of August 12th is the peak time, Norma, if I remember right.  I should never forget this one because I asked Ann to marry me on August 12th and she's been attacking me ever since.  HMMMM, maybe I need a drop line out of our bedroom window just in case...   ;)  :)  ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #226 on: August 09, 2012, 01:39:00 PM »
The morning of August 12th is the peak time, Norma, if I remember right.  I should never forget this one because I asked Ann to marry me on August 12th and she's been attacking me ever since.  HMMMM, maybe I need a drop line out of our bedroom window just in case...   ;)  :)  ;D

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Thanks for telling me when the peak time is.   :)  That is sweet that you remember the date because you asked Ann to marry you on that date.  Lol, about the Anne attacking and you dropping a line out of the bedroom window.   :-D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #227 on: August 09, 2012, 03:06:34 PM »
I've never been bitten by one.  I can't say that about my lovely wife Ann, however.   :D


Now that is either blatant thread derailing.....or you need a time out son(with your lovely wife Ann of course ;) )       ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #228 on: August 10, 2012, 09:20:30 AM »
Pete or anyone else that might be interested,

I made tomato sauce last evening with two containers of fresh tomatoes from my garden.  I first blanched the tomatoes so the skins would come off easily. I then just cut up the tomatoes some and added crushed garlic, fresh basil and oregano from my garden, a little olive oil, and a little bit of kosher salt and slowed baked.  After I milled all of the baked tomatoes there was less than one quart of tomato sauce from all of the tomatoes.  That sure isnít a lot of tomato sauce from all those tomatoes.   :-D The tomato sauce does taste good though.  

I also am posting a picture of my other food mill that is like yours Pete.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #229 on: August 10, 2012, 09:22:35 AM »
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #230 on: August 10, 2012, 01:34:12 PM »
I knew that food mill would get the job done Norma...very nice.And yes, a big 'ol pile of matters sure don't go far when making your own sauce does it!  >:(
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #231 on: August 10, 2012, 03:28:31 PM »
I knew that food mill would get the job done Norma...very nice.And yes, a big 'ol pile of matters sure don't go far when making your own sauce does it!  >:(

Bob,

You are right, that amount of tomatoes didn't make much sauce and it took quite a lot of time.  I might try another way next time.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #232 on: August 10, 2012, 03:35:28 PM »
Did you bake them at 180 as per Pete's method?
I don't know what other way you might try...I mean, a tomato is a tomato,right?
If you come up with a way to make them grow more while in the pot please be sure an post your recipe here darl'in!!   :o     ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #233 on: August 10, 2012, 04:05:47 PM »
Did you bake them at 180 as per Pete's method?
I don't know what other way you might try...I mean, a tomato is a tomato,right?
If you come up with a way to make them grow more while in the pot please be sure an post your recipe here darl'in!!   :o     ;D

Bob,

My home oven dial isnít accurate, but I made the tomato sauce something like Lesís sweet sauce, except I didnít add the 6-in-1s, or a comparable tomato sauce.  Lesís sweet sauce is slow baked.  I donít have time right now to search, but think Bill the moderator posted a sauce one time from fresh tomatoes.  If I search more I am almost sure I can find others too.

I donít think there is a way to make the sauce grow in the pot, unless a tomato sauce is added like Lesís sweet sauce.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #234 on: August 10, 2012, 04:13:40 PM »
Not to worry Norma...I have Les's sauce stored from back when you were saying how good it is, thanks.
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #235 on: August 11, 2012, 12:35:33 PM »
Well, another bigger hornworm found this morning on my one heirloom tomato plant.  The last picture is of the Jet Star tomatoes.  I donít see how so many tomatoes can be so close together, but then I didnít pick any of the blossoms off.

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #236 on: August 11, 2012, 12:45:06 PM »
Dang Norma, that dude is bout as big as your 'lil hand!!  You crack me up not being afraid to handle the stem he's on and display him for the camera...not sure I'd wanna see what you did with him afterwards though.... ;)
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #237 on: August 11, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »
State Champion!!!  LOLOLOL   8)

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« Reply #238 on: August 11, 2012, 01:16:54 PM »
State Champion!!!  LOLOLOL   8)
Does that earn you Bonus Miles or Rewards points per chance.......? ???
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #239 on: August 11, 2012, 01:19:53 PM »
Does that earn you Bonus Miles or Rewards points per chance.......? ???

Maybe a blue ribbon, Bob, and what does a cup of coffee cost these days?   ;D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #240 on: August 11, 2012, 01:23:01 PM »
Maybe a blue ribbon, Bob, and what does a cup of coffee cost these days?   ;D
All depends on your latitude an longitude I reckon...
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #241 on: August 11, 2012, 01:40:38 PM »
Bob and Pete,

None of the things both of you mentioned.   :-D  I didn't even kill the hornworm this time.  He was relocated to a corn field across the road from me. :angel:  I don't think he will find his way back to my tomato plants, but maybe the wasps will help some.  The hornworm was held by my daughter.  Her finger nails are painted.  Mine usually can't be because I handle food.  Only for special occasions do I paint my nails.  I am not afraid of the hornworm though.  He can't bite.   ;D

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« Reply #242 on: August 11, 2012, 01:56:13 PM »
Oh Norma...God love ya you rascal!   ;D
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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #243 on: August 11, 2012, 02:06:27 PM »
Oh Norma...God love ya you rascal!   ;D

Bob,

Thanks!  :)

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« Reply #244 on: August 11, 2012, 03:54:05 PM »
I believe the reward for your state champion hornworm is clear skies for the peak of the meteor shower tonight and this morning, Norma, a rare event in itself since it's almost always been cloudy on this date ever since I asked Ann to marry me.  LOL   ;D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #245 on: August 11, 2012, 09:13:15 PM »
I believe the reward for your state champion hornworm is clear skies for the peak of the meteor shower tonight and this morning, Norma, a rare event in itself since it's almost always been cloudy on this date ever since I asked Ann to marry me.  LOL   ;D

Pete,

I almost forgot about the meteor showers tonight and early this morning. :o  Hopefully I will be able to stay awake to see them.  I guess you and your lovely wife Ann will stay up to watch the meteor shower since it has been mostly cloudy on this date ever since you asked Ann to marry you.  8)

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« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2012, 10:39:04 PM »
Pete,

I almost forgot about the meteor showers tonight and early this morning. :o  Hopefully I will be able to stay awake to see them.  I guess you and your lovely wife Ann will stay up to watch the meteor shower since it has been mostly cloudy on this date ever since you asked Ann to marry you.  8)

Norma

We've got a bit of a cloud cover right now since there are some storms just off to our east, Norma, so hopefully it'll lift out by early morning when the best meteor viewing would normally occur.  Ann gets up at 4 AM in order to get ready for work so maybe we'll catch a few together then.  Tomorrow evening/morning shouldn't be too bad, either.

I might stay up all night and mess around with my homemade pizza sauce anyway since I stocked up on fennel seed and bay leaves today.  Yours looks good, BTW!!!   ;D 

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2012, 11:07:42 PM »
We've got a bit of a cloud cover right now since there are some storms just off to our east, Norma, so hopefully it'll lift out by early morning when the best meteor viewing would normally occur.  Ann gets up at 4 AM in order to get ready for work so maybe we'll catch a few together then.  Tomorrow evening/morning shouldn't be too bad, either.

I might stay up all night and mess around with my homemade pizza sauce anyway since I stocked up on fennel seed and bay leaves today.  Yours looks good, BTW!!!   ;D 

Pete,

I hope you and Ann get to see the meteor shower.  I donít know if I will last long enough to see them.  Lol, you staying up all night messing around with your homemade pizza sauce since you have stocked up on fennel seed and bay leaves.  :-D

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« Reply #248 on: August 12, 2012, 12:08:54 AM »
Pete,

I hope you and Ann get to see the meteor shower.  I donít know if I will last long enough to see them.  Lol, you staying up all night messing around with your homemade pizza sauce since you have stocked up on fennel seed and bay leaves.  :-D

Norma

Looks like the fennel was a good call, Norma.  I darn near killed my food processor attempting to pulverize the seeds, however.  It did make the kitchen smell good until I began to catch a whiff of electricity.  LOL   ;D

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Re: Gardening tomatoes, herbs, and some veggies for 2012
« Reply #249 on: August 12, 2012, 12:35:54 AM »
Silly wabbit....get you a 10 dollar electric spice whizzer dealio.... :-D
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