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  • 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.


    No such thing as too much peanut butter.
  • I won't complain if I have to switch to banana or mushroom ketchup
  • I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.
  •  Does this mean Sriracha Ketchup will be DOUBLY hard to find?   😮‍💨
  • 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.
  • ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.


    I want to probably your town with you.  That sounds like an adventure.
  • 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.


    One of the pots I put tomato seeds in has neer tomato.  But it has a couple of things that might be volunteer tomatillos.  I'm liking my re-used dirt this year.  A pepper is coming up in the Thai basil.  I'll take it.
  • 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.


    Honestly if one of my neighbors started abandoning zucchinis and tomatoes on my porch I would be a very happy girl.
  • *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... 🙄
  • 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... 🙄


    Wow, preview is your friend.

    We haven't seen any shortages at the grocery store for pretty much anything in over a year.
  • What I'm reading in this thread is a lot of people who haven't been gardening for long, or are doing so in different climates. I started helping my dad garden 30ish years ago, and now do it on my own in addition to help him. Dad's been doing it for 70 years. When I was younger, he told me he noticed a definite difference. Now that I'm older, I've noticed a definite difference. This doesn't apply to all plants, of course, but things are changing. We still get bumper crops, to the point we're both freezing and/or giving away stuff, only because we've tweaked methods and what we plant as the years have gone on.
  • rosekolodny: 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.

    One of the pots I put tomato seeds in has neer tomato.  But it has a couple of things that might be volunteer tomatillos.  I'm liking my re-used dirt this year.  A pepper is coming up in the Thai basil.  I'll take it.


    Tomatoes and tomatillos are easily distinguished fairly early, they're entirely different plants. On the other hand, surprise plants are always fun. Horseradish and mint might as well be classified as weeds, and I always have a few surprise potatoes.

    /this is in a garden bed, not a pot, pots are much easier to control
  • grumpfuff: surprise potatoes


    My old partner's family used to grow potatoes at the ancestral home.  I could go out there right now with a rake and find a million little BB-to-marble sized taters.  The soil is absolute crap but they just keep trying to live.

    I should put horseradish on the list.  That sounds nice to have around.
  • rosekolodny: ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.

    I want to probably your town with you.  That sounds like an adventure.


    Sometimes I hate how my brain works.
  • rosekolodny: 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.

    One of the pots I put tomato seeds in has neer tomato.  But it has a couple of things that might be volunteer tomatillos.  I'm liking my re-used dirt this year.  A pepper is coming up in the Thai basil.  I'll take it.


    Oh, I have a few pots about... lemon grass, thai and red basil, ginger, 2 struggling tomato plants... it is the 350 sqft of planters out front that used to be a lawn that are mostly empty. The kale, swiss chard and onions are always there, and I have thyme, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and such as well, I'm just not planting anything in the empty ones. *shrug*
    Drought sucks...
  • ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably paint my town with ketchup this year.


    ftfy?
  • So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?
  • ArcadianRefugee: So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?


    Mayo
  • ArcadianRefugee: So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?


    Whatever the hell you want to.
  • ArcadianRefugee: So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?


    Ron Jeremy's butter
  • I can't afford steak to put the ketchup on.
  • 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.


    Free tomatoes are the best.
  • rosekolodny: grumpfuff: surprise potatoes

    My old partner's family used to grow potatoes at the ancestral home.  I could go out there right now with a rake and find a million little BB-to-marble sized taters.  The soil is absolute crap but they just keep trying to live.

    I should put horseradish on the list.  That sounds nice to have around.


    It's not just baby 'tatos. A missed potato will sprout into a full-on plant and produce more potatoes the next year.

    Horseradish can be fun and rewarding(I don't like it but I maintain a friend's garden and he loves it, as does my dad who I got the root bits from), but it also requires patience (to harvest) and persistence (to keep under control). You're supposed to let it grow for at least a year before you harvest any of the root, and if you're not careful it can take over a garden. Leave the tiniest bit of root, and it will grow back. Planted 3 plants in my friend's garden two years ago. Last year, I was pretty sure I harvested most of the root, but was sure I missed a bit here and there. This year, there's already more leafing areas than last year.

    I would suggest growing it in a pot, but it needs a rather large one, as the root is what you're interested in. Also, as the plant grows, the leaves can get 3-4 feet tall.
  • Not me, but you gardener dude farkers.

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