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Started 6/7/05 by Paul (SNOTZALOT); 68063 views.
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Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

8/22/08

First tomato of the season. About a month late, but from now though late October.....mmmmmm......some nice green beans and another head of broccoli.


  • Edited 8/22/2008 4:07 pm ET by Paul (SNOTZALOT)
Carol Ann (Knit_Chat)

From: Carol Ann (Knit_Chat)

8/22/08

Lovely produce. We've had tomatoes since mid-July here in NJ. My hubby got Ramapo tomato seeds from Rutgers University, and boy are the tomatoes delicious.
Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

8/22/08

Ramapo is a great tomato! Haven't had one in years, maybe next year!
Carol Ann (Knit_Chat)

From: Carol Ann (Knit_Chat)

8/22/08

Rutgers just had seeds made this year. Seems Ramapo went out of favor with farmers because it only grows best in the Eastern States. So seed production was stopped decades ago...someone at Rutgers decided to bring it back and boy I'm so glad they did...they are excellent.
Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

8/22/08

Thanks that's good to know. I grew up in Bergen County and that was one variety my dad grew. I shall look for some seeds next year!
Carol Ann (Knit_Chat)

From: Carol Ann (Knit_Chat)

8/23/08

Well this year they were only available through Rutgers mail order. Here's the website where you can read about them. Ramapo Toms
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Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

1/23/09

Warm enough today to change the oil in the tractor to 5W-30 (winter oil). It's been so cold here the motor didn't want to turn over with straight 30 weight (summer oil). Had some fun pushing the various snow banks around and I took a trip cross country with the tractor and snow thrower to clear a path to the garden. Going to be  planting peas in 6 weeks!
gunter

From: gunter

1/24/09

So far this really feels like a real Winter in the City. It's been a long time since I recall snow hanging around for so long and so many days below freezing. Still waiting for this year's blizzard though.
Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

1/24/09

Yeah  we need one good 20 incher! 8 degs tomorrow morning, gonna see if the winter oil will help.

Next govt project form my twin grandsons, dresser against wall:

http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/ggva/sid?level=2&filename=eda00001877_14a&x=3930&y=2087

100 year old Greene and Greene design, only one was ever made.
  • Edited 1/24/2009 8:35 pm ET by Paul (SNOTZALOT)
Paul (SNOTZALOT)

From: Paul (SNOTZALOT)

1/26/09

> Still waiting for this year's blizzard though.

Gunter,

Have the snow shovel ready?
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