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We grow our own tomatoes. Letting nature takes it's course, we got tomatoes that were extremely sweet(Not sour, just sweet like a bit of sugar which is totally normal).
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Thanks for the advise guys. That soil too rich thing sounds right. My plants were freakishly huge last year. Some things (peas, peppers, lettuce, asparagus) seemed to LOVE the soil, but the tomatoes had some issues. The soil where I am in Jersey is almost entirely clay so I've got plenty to go around.
    
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I'm still waiting for the Tomacco plant. Tastes like Grandma, but is so damn addictingly good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by videoman5 View Post

I'm still waiting for the Tomacco plant. Tastes like Grandma, but is so damn addictingly good.

Same family so....
PoToTolli

Potato, tomato, tobacco, chilli.
It will save the world!

edit: yay my first double post, actually 4 appeared when i first posted and all through the power of a single click.
 
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Edited by Huzzbutt - 2/20/13 at 2:43pm
 
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Hey my Grandad grew his own tobacco in the yard.
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Speaking of tobacco, almost all commercially sold tobacco has at least a little bit of Tobacco Mosaic Virus mixed into it. All nightshades can catch Tobacco Mosaic Virus (tomato, eggplant, chilli, and potato are the ones most gardeners are familiar with).

If you smoke, you should wash your hands before touching tomato plants or seeds (or any other nightshade), and then rinse your hands off with milk. IDK what the milk does, but apparently it somehow kills or disables the virus.

The virus will mostly kill the plants it infects. It looks like brown spiderwebs covering the leaves, and then the leaves turn yellow and fall off. It can stay dormant in the soil for years.
Edited by willis888 - 2/20/13 at 4:19pm
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You think that's bad, guess what one source of raspberry "natural flavoring" is. . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castoreum
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People have often asked me why my soups are so powerful and delicious, I have purchased meat directly from the slaughterhouse/butcher i get the cuts i want, And i have all my own vegetables grown just outside the kitchen, this allows me to have the most wholesome tastefilled awesome soup on demand whenever i like 2 topsy turvies full of tomatos and its near endless.


Supermarket stuff is bleugh [vomit] BLUEGHEUGUEGH [/vomit]
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