Tomatoes Splitting

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Tomatoes Splitting
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Tue, 09-04-2012 - 4:53pm

I have some nice green tomatoes that are very slowly ripening.  But I have moticed that about a third of them have big splits in them.  Does anyone know what causes this?  My Roma's have a lot of bloosom end rot, but they ripen in spite of it and are fine.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 7:29pm

I've always said we have 4 seasons; Spring, Summer, Thump, and January.  Thump is that day when all the trees drop their leaves at once.  I actually liked it better on the coast, where winter almost doesn't exist.  Public buildings are not required to have heat so the kids use "snow days" anytime the temp drops below 38.  When  it gets below 38, schools, city halls, libraries, and the post office shut down.  LOL!


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Registered: 05-17-2001
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 9:08pm
Wow! Our school's don't have air conditioning! I love the fall, it's cool and cozy. Winter is great until just after Christmas, and then I would like fall again!!

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 9:50pm

Southern gals don't do cool well.  We like steamy and being out in the sunshine and wearing light clothing!  

I have lived in the South most of my life, and for my first 20 years, I did not know what air conditioning was.  I knew they had it on Starship Enterprise, which was in black and white on our TV from the Western Auto, but they did not have it in Mayberry at Sheriff Taylor's house.  Lucille Ball did not have air conditioning.  So I did not feel deprived.  

We went down into the woods everyday after breakfast and spent all day swinging on vines and dropping into the creek.  Went back close to the house when the sun got low, and played Kick the Can until our parents flashed the porch lights.  Then it was time to go inside and watch Bonanza or something.  LOL!!!

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 2:15pm
LOL! That paints a very "Mayberry" image!

I was farm girl, so I spent my days playing in the hay, the fields, running through sprinklers and playing in the sage brush. I'd take a little food and a picnick blanket and spend all day out there. (There is NO way, even though I only live 9 miles from where I grew up now, that I'd let my girls play way out in the sage now. I have to be able to SEE them every time I look outside, or I am not happy.) I built forts out of hay bales and played with the coyotes. Really, they are like dogs when they get used to you. I'd get really close to the antelope too, they were the coolest animals to watch. They'd get so used to me and the farm machinery they wouldn't even lift their heads when we got close. I only avoided them when they had babies in the fields. My dad would swath around them sometimes, they just wouldn't move out of the way!

Or I'd go arrowhead hunting with my mom. We had a lot of prime spots to look, "blows" in the sand where the wind would blow the sand every once in a while and uncover arrowheads, grinding stones, pestles and bowls. I'd look at the top of any hills to find bone and fish vertebrae beads.

~Misty~


 


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 7:15pm
That sounds like a great childhood!
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