tomatoes http://hppr.org en The Great Tomato Race http://hppr.org/post/great-tomato-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To participants in the great tomato race, the fourth of July is a big deal.&nbsp; It’s the finish line for the green thumb trying to win the title of “The First Tomato of the Season.”&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you missed out on this race, there are more tomato contests to come, like trying to win the distinction of growing “The Biggest Tomato” later this summer. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Skip Mancini 34305 at http://hppr.org The Great Tomato Race Thanksgiving Tomatoes http://hppr.org/post/thanksgiving-tomatoes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a series of late freezes wiped out a good deal of my garden I accepted the hard truth that I would have to buy vegetables and fruits that were not usually on my shopping list. &nbsp; But around mid-summer I discovered that a favorite fruit that had been getting harder and harder to produce had decided to literally burst upon the scene and give me a late summer season of the best tomatoes I'd produced in years. &nbsp;So this year I'm giving thanks for The Return of the Ripe Tomato!</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Skip Mancini 24761 at http://hppr.org Thanksgiving Tomatoes