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Old 25th July 2019, 12:08 PM   #11241
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Bob, we have to talk.
Not a fan of mayo?

There are two sandwiches in my book that itís a must have.....blt and also turkey.
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Old 25th July 2019, 12:41 PM   #11242
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I have to side with Bob on this one, though I would add cucumber to the list. Fresh white bread, sliced fresh field cukes, s&p, mayo. Sometimes I add a slice of fresh tomato.

I do also like cheese on a BLT, but proper cheddar not some tasteless process cheese.
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Old 25th July 2019, 01:38 PM   #11243
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We could talk about tomatoes. Commercially they want "breakers" these are green tomatoes that have a spot of red. No red and they will not turn red later. All red and they may rot before use. So a "breaker" can sit on the shelf until it turns all red. Of course often the fruit isn't fully ripe and of course not as sweet as a really vine ripened one.

As much as the beefsteak has become popular it was breed to be space efficient and not bruise easily.

Eating tomatoes I prefer the Roma but for a slice in sandwiches I have an name unknown local type that is round, larger than a Roma but way smaller than a beefsteak.

Next we could talk about the lettuce...
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Old 25th July 2019, 02:24 PM   #11244
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Next we could talk about the lettuce...
We could talk about the mayo too. I would avoid the industrially processed stuff myself and make my own with 100% cold pressed oil.

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Old 25th July 2019, 03:48 PM   #11245
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I took seed from shop bought tomatoes and planted them.
One plant has got a truss a foot long and all the bees have gone for the shade as the weather is a bit hot today.
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Old 25th July 2019, 04:22 PM   #11246
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I took seed from shop bought tomatoes and planted them.
One plant has got a truss a foot long and all the bees have gone for the shade
60yr. ago my grandmother grew a Roma style tomato, it was sweet and tart and touching the plant made your hands have an intense pine like smell that was very hard to remove. This is all I knew as tomatoes. The other issue is that they have been selected for disease resistance, much has been lost.
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Old 25th July 2019, 05:49 PM   #11247
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The other issue is that they have been selected for disease resistance, much has been lost.
Still some good heirlooms out there.
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Old 26th July 2019, 12:02 AM   #11248
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I forgot to say that the weather today is so hot that the bees were hiding in the shade.
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Old 26th July 2019, 12:13 AM   #11249
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I dug deep into the bowels of the freezer and found it.
A pizza sauce I made in August 2016.
Oops.
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Old 26th July 2019, 12:27 AM   #11250
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Last year I grew a couple dozen different heirloom tomato varieties, from seed. It wasn't even difficult. Buy the packets, watch the YouTube videos, obtain the equipment, follow the instructions. Got them up to 18 inches tall before transplanting into the final location (which, it eventually turned out, had woefully insufficient sunlight. Not the fault of the seeds).

If you spend 40 minutes on Google you can find thousands and thousands of different seeds for tomato varieties, some with pure breeding guarantees stretching back 150 years. Undoubtedly the ones that Scott Wurcer remembers are still available, all he needs to do is type in the name. "What my grandma used to have" is, regrettably, not a successful search term.

The ones you buy at the hardware store or big box home improvement store, are "hybrid" seeds. Big Boy, Better Boy, Beefsteak, Best Boy, Early Girl, etc., are non-heirloom tomatoes cross breeded and hybridized by Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland to give high yield, disease resistant, drought-tolerant, bruise resistant fruit. You may also enjoy their taste but that was not a variable which was optimized.
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