TMI Tomatoes

by - July 20, 2009



Because I have no filter, I'm just going to put this out there - no apologies. I have been peeing a TON. Today I went to the doctor to submit a sample for testing in fear of a recurrence of an infection, but all was clear. The funny news is, according to my doctor, my ingestion of copious quantities of tomatoes from the garden has most likely irritated my bladder. Don't believe me? Read this from the Mayo Clinic, go about seven paragraphs down.

So let this be your charge: share your tomatoes. Don't eat them all. While you are stuffing your face in defiance of my charge, be sure to set aside the seeds of your favorites for next summer! Why buy more plants when you can start them yourself?

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7 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing tomatoes with me last week. :)

    Shoot, I just realized I chucked some Carbon seeds. Well, my Purple Cherokee and Brandywines are finally starting to fruit, if I get all the way to seeds, I'll save some - trade you!

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  2. So what exactly do you do to save your seeds and make sure they grow next season? I just have regular cherry and romas. I don't know really where to find any of the neater varieties! Also, I'd love to see an updated picture of your garden!

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  3. Kristina, I was just going to scoop and dry, but it looks like a little more is required: http://gardening.about.com/od/totallytomatoes/ss/TomatoSeeds.htm

    I found my Burpee's Heirloom Rainbow packet either at Lowes or at Logan's in Raleigh, sorry I can't remember. Just look for those labeled heirloom. You can always order online from seed sellers. Here's the link for Burpee's: http://www.burpee.com/product/vegetables/tomatoes/heirloom+tomatoes/tomato+rainbow+heirloom+mix+-+(1+packet).do

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  4. Paige, I think I will have to order from seed companies, as our Lowe's and Home Depots just have the basics.

    I will have to see about the seed saving - it does make more sense to save seeds instead of buying them (saves money, packaging, and energy)!

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  5. At the end of the season we can exchange mailing addresses and I can send you some seeds. I haven't saved many yet, so hopefully my plants aren't finished. My only problem is that I have six kinds and can't tell the difference between two or three of them. All I know is they are sweet and huge.

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  6. "All I know is they are sweet and huge."

    and not poached by evil squirrels!

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  7. Thanks for sharing tomatoes with me last week. :)

    Shoot, I just realized I chucked some Carbon seeds. Well, my Purple Cherokee and Brandywines are finally starting to fruit, if I get all the way to seeds, I'll save some - trade you!

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