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Re: tomato woes

The award winning green tomato pickle reciepe:

A bunch of green tomatoes, best guess as to how many it'll take to fill the
number of pints you want to pickle.  I know this sounds ambiguous, but I
don't know any other way to say it.  Make sure the tomatoes are green; if
they are starting to get white, they'll turn out a little mushy.

I make a brine with the Mrs Wage's Kosher dill pickle mix, (don't use the
refrigerator mix).  Just follow the directions on the package.

As well as green tomatoes, I put in a couple cloves of garlic, half of a
medium sized jalapeno pepper, and a couple pieces of onion. (I start with
about a 2 to 3 inch diameter onion, and cut it into six or eight pieces,
depending on size.

Put all this stuff into a pint jar, then pour in the brine mixture, cap and
hot water process the pints.

Make sure all the jars seal ( you know," ping"); put them away for about 2
weeks, then enjoy.  The first time I made them, I just had to try them at
the end of the 2 weeks, and ate 2 and a half jars, man were they good.  I
sorta paid for my exhuberance later, but it was worth it.

One word of caution, the longer they sit on the shelf, the more authority
they gain.  Have fun!!!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:11 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] tomato woes

> Sure- send it on!
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 10:28 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] tomato woes
> Hi Theresa,
> Want my receipe for green tomato pickles??  It has taken blue ribbons at
> Dodge County fair for the past 3 years.  They are kinda spicey though.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 5:39 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] tomato woes
> > Well-
> > I've tried antifungals, crop rotatation, resistant varieties, wishing
> > praying, but once again  I have wilt on 2 of my tomato plants (I always
> > forget if it is fusarium or verticilium).  Either way, I ripped out one
> > plant 2 weeks ago, today I ripped out my Sweet 100.  It, of course is
> loaded
> > with green tomatos (I picked all of the ripe and almost ripe ones and
> > brought inside).  Bought killed me to yank it.  Is there anything that
> gets
> > rid of this problem???  I'm seriously considering removing the soil and
> > replacing it- except I wouldn't have a clue how much to remove or if
> > would be a backache in vain!  Of course, this is the BEST spot in the
> garden
> > to grow tomatos (south wall, raised bed).  Rats!!
> >
> > Theresa
> > Sac, CA
> >
> > P.S.  Thanks to David, Jesse, Kitty and Jim for chiming in on the
> "politics"
> > snit.  Was too tired to bother, but happy someone did.
> >
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