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08-20-2009, 10:52 AM
My neighbor, who I've been getting my tomato supply from tore up most of his plants yesterday. There were over 200 tomatoes on them. he does this every yr mid August, just pulls the entire garden up even it's still producing. He had the tiny pear shaped yellow tomatoes which I love. If I 'd known he ewas going to do this, I would've cleaned him out yesterday!! I collected about 30 from the pile today b4 he burned them. I just don't understand pulling up while producing. He says he just gets tired of them. He had 4 huge yellow tomato plants.
08-20-2009, 12:07 PM
How weird... :confused: I would have cleaned him out too!
Those little pear shaped yellow tomatoes = YUMMY. :)
He might be making room for some fall plants, like greens? I would like to plant some kale, chard and such - but I don't have the room..
Too bad you didn't know he was going to do that! Can you put your dibbies in for next year - to clean him out before he yanks them? *Ü*
08-20-2009, 01:07 PM
it's actually kind of offensive. there is so much value in that food for others.
just my little reactionary reaction:eek:
08-20-2009, 01:20 PM
green jeannie...that's how I feel too. I see so many people pull there stuff up 'bc they're tired of it'. It could help so many, myself included;). We are letting someone graze sheep in my yard now. I found out they can have many things so instead of composting, I'm giving them apples from the tree, many of the thing I would compost without seeds for a while bc the owner didn't have money for sweet mix. They have plenty of grass but like their snacks too..just like us. We're helping each other out.
08-20-2009, 01:29 PM
Gardening is a lot of work! And by August one can get tired of the constant watering, weeding, and picking/putting up. Not to mention bug patrol or the hot sun. So give the guy a break. . . be thankful for what he shared with you and maybe next year, plant your own or offer to help him daily take care of his -- to lesson his workload, so that by August maybe he won't be tired of it.
Don't be offended by this message, just step in his workshoes for a bit.
08-20-2009, 02:09 PM
i am with you there. bd......i have been there....i have killed plants through neglect :(, missed garden opportunities, been a lazy waterer
so not judgement but if there is ripe food there that's just a weird one...
08-20-2009, 03:57 PM
Oh man, we don't pull up our garden until after the first frost. We work it from frost to frost every year. I couldn't imagine wasting all that good produce just because you're tired of it.
08-20-2009, 04:55 PM
I had to pull all my tomato plants because of the tomato blight. I even had green tomatoes. I tried ripening the green ones but the blight is inside them and they rot. Maybe he had some blight and they recommend pulling them all and disposing away from normal compost and such.
08-20-2009, 09:14 PM
What a waste! :mad:
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