optikeye: Tomatoes LOVE the heat. Drought not so much.
Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.
Evil Mackerel: Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.I agree with Jose.José Andrés - Jose andres with Anthony Bourdain
ski9600: This is such media hype BS. A couple years ago it was coffee and bananas. Now it's mustard, ketchup, and sunflower seeds. Fark you media hype persons!
tintar: Evil Mackerel: Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.I agree with Jose.José Andrés - Jose andres with Anthony Bourdaina chef friend of mine always said if you can't get tomatoes in season, there is nothing wrong with canned plum ones (esp. if you can get actual San Marzano)sure, there are definitely applications where only fresh tomatoes will do, but otherwise.../also I remain blown away by how delicious Elzar's jarred sauces are
sinko swimo: last fake shortage i bought into left me with a butt load of peanut butter. still have plenty in the cup board. don't listen to these BS articles.
ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.
Percise1: I usually grow a few things: tomatoes, eggplant, golden zucchini and tomatoes.3rd year of significant drought and I'm on city water... my fields are barren.They aren't wrong, and it sucks, because store tomatoes to home grown are like sewer trout to rainbow trout.
optikeye: Tomatoes LOVE the heat. Drought not so much.But in the most of the US, the problem with growing tomatoes is TOO FARKEN MANY TOMATOES.The only time people would lock their car doors at Church was during tomato season or they'd find the floor boards filled with baskets of tomatoes.I'd often be tasked with delivering excess tomatoes from the garden to Dad's friends.I eventually just wrote a note and dropped the basket on the door step like an abandoning a baby and got out before "oh no, we have enough..." conversations.
TheFoz: *yawn*We have 8 tomato plants and they are already sprouting lil tomatoes. Should be able to start harvesting in a few weeks and we be seen now shortages at the grocery store for anything lately but sure let's panic as always... 🙄