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Nothing beats the flavor of your own home garden tomatoes.

I made a promise to myself that this summer my wife and I would eat more organic veggies.

To do this right I have to admit it was necessary to plant some of my own garden veggies such as the Burpee heat resistant large tomatoes and place a framework over them and cover them with a specially made netting to keep the birds out. This even makes the squirrels a bit miffed.

I don't care. The squirrels already have a smorgasbord of fallen acorns from our huge 90 year old pin oak tree. The flavor of a fresh red tomato, grown in your own backyard more than pays you back for all the work you do to keep it weeded, watered, protected and fertilized from a tiny plant to a full grown one. Actually the tomatoes in my little back yard garden have grown higher than the top of the netted ceiling. They have protruded out and have many yellow flowers.

When I buy tomatoes at Walmart I also do well to make sure they are organic and vine ripe. These have flavor that the generic hydroponic romas just do not have. They are more tender and juicy than the roma and they are far more flavorful, and yes they cost lots more. But if you want you can learn to grown many in your own back yard. This is where you learn to do for yourself and produce at pennies less than the retail cost of commercially grown fruit and veggies.

Cover them with netting , use the cone shaped tomato cages, put them where they will get full sunlight. Water them once every other day early in the morning. Place them about 2 or 3 feet apart to allow plenty of root space. You will enjoy several tomatoes and you will never want to eat dull flavorless generic roma tomatoes every again.

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MegL wrote on June 23, 2016, 12:53 PM

Yes, the home grown tomatoes are VERY tasty.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 23, 2016, 4:48 PM

I get very spoiled by them. lol

haze wrote on June 28, 2017, 12:49 PM

There is nothing like home frown. It is sheer heaven to be able to walk outside to your won garden, pick the vegetable, prepare it and put it on the table. Everything seems to taste so much better when home grown. By the way, our squirrels would run away with the whole garden if we didn't net it. It is such a good idea.