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The tomato problem

15/03/2012

I’m holding global warming responsible for my tomato problems. It’s been the dampest summer ever! That and my haphazard gardening skills. But I do want to add that I have eaten a lot of my tomatoes too. I’ve been having tomato and basil salad for lunch every day for weeks. There are still a few cherry tomatoes remaining; it’s not over yet.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 15/03/2012 7:44 am

    I can’t believe you’re going to give all your relish away to school! I’m way too selfish to do that!

  2. Frances Hansen permalink
    15/03/2012 8:45 am

    oh …yeah me have big tomato problem too, green and hard or strange circular blush on side…..and the leaves seem to die too quickly, before they can properly nourish the fruit. how come Rohan’s (my neighbour) tomatoes are perfect and bountiful? Huh? Huh?

    • Rohan permalink
      15/03/2012 5:43 pm

      No, no they aren’t. I just sneak out early in the morning and purge the “problem” tomatoes so that my crop appears perfect and bountiful! I have lesions AND those inny-outy bugs….:-(

  3. 15/03/2012 9:24 am

    I planted 5 plants, in fresh tomato mix, and they produced approximately 6 tomatoes IN TOTAL. 😦

    Why can I not garden??

    Regarding organics… there is evidence that the pesticides in our food have contributed to the rise in Alzhiemer’s disease also.

  4. 15/03/2012 9:30 am

    Sarah I would love your green tomato relish recipe …

  5. Emma Jean permalink
    15/03/2012 1:27 pm

    I think I need the green tomato relish recipe too, can you turn it into a blog post? I live one road over from you guys in Mt Albert, and I’ve had the exact same tomato problem. I had been taking it personally, but I don’t need to anymore – thanks!

  6. Rohan permalink
    15/03/2012 5:44 pm

    I know YOUR neighbours had a 20kg haul!!

  7. susan permalink
    15/03/2012 8:34 pm

    Hi Sarah – Here in Wellington on the South Coast we were all nervous – months with nothing happening and no sun and freezing rain – then suddenly little green pea like ‘tomato’ things – which NEVER got any bigger and tomato trees that took over everything – I was thinking fried green tomatoes (yuck!) Both my neighbour and I – so organic are we – despaired, while our neighbour was growing what must be the king kong variety loaded with chemicals – but at least his were red! Then over a two day period earlier this week – about 300 gorgeous tomatoes appeared and now there are even more – so please blog your relish recipe…

  8. William permalink
    16/03/2012 7:00 am

    Remember the natural insecticides and fungicides in tomatoes are also pretty toxic. Perhaps ge tomatoes with bt would help the solution of insects, seeing bt is a pesticide used by the organic growers, it should be safe

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