Re: [gardeners] Late season tomatoes

George Shirley (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 20:40:16 -0500 (CDT)

At 06:02 PM 9/25/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I had a great tomato harvest this season until we got the 3 weeks of 
>100 degree temps in August.  That pretty much did in the maters.  
>Since we've had more reasonable (to me) temps, the plants have 
>recovered but there's something odd going on.  I can't get one of 
>these puppies to ripen on the vine without fermenting.  Not one of 
>any variety.  Nope, I'm not talking blossom end rot I'm talking 
>fermenting from the inside out. 
>Even the cherry tomatoes have this problem.  I could get drunk by 
>eating the Sungolds and Red Peachs.  Any ideas?
>PS Good luck with those wascally docs, George.
Thanks, I need the luck. Please don't think I'm not grateful for the care
the VA gives me, I am most grateful as I cannot get any kind of health
insurance nor can I afford the expensive medications heart disease and
diabetes require. It's just that when you're told "a grateful nation takes
care of its veterans" (big sign at the VA clinic) and you then encounter
third and fourth rate doctors and nurses you wonder just how grateful that
nation is. I know the people of my country think of us but the bureaucrats
and politicians sure don't. I think I'll move to Canada. How about it
Lucinda, you want to sponsor a couple of old fogeys? <VBG>