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Tragic Tom's!


Wonderful crop of “Marmande” tomatoes which I have been regularly picking weighing about 400 – 500gr each one. They make great sandwich filling and also a Spicy Tomato Relish that the family love.

However, we are having a pretty hot Summer down here and this week on the shady terrace the temperature was a steady 36C until nearly 7 in the evening. Suffice to say in the sun it was pretty unbearable, certainly for my poor tomatoes which have literally got sunburned except on tomatoes the reverse effect it stripped the colour pigment…anyway I rescued the worse victims and they are going to ripen inside with a banana for assistance! Talk about fried green tomatoes.

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You could have those lovely sun dried tomatoes Troddles, I love those:-)

24 Aug, 2010


oh poor Tom....I did read that banana is good for sunburn,... my french friend was saying its been 40 deg in the shade and even overnight its been unbearably hot

24 Aug, 2010


With the weather we have been having sundried tomatoes would certainly be an option Bornagain, I have never encountered opaque toms before and looked it up on the net!
All my almost ripe toms nestle in the arms of a banana Pamq! Sunburned or not. I feel guilty complaining when I think of all those disappointing English summers but it really is unbearable at times this year. And difficult for gardening after about noon which can be frustrating.

24 Aug, 2010


I've gone green.......with envy lol

24 Aug, 2010


Grab a banana for the toms!

24 Aug, 2010


Ooow goodie I love Bananas.

24 Aug, 2010

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