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Old 06-03-2018, 10:37 AM
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Default Can someone please explain WHY WE CAN NOT?????

Have great tomatoes YEAR ROUND.

I mean damn, we can walk on the moon, have instant access to any information we need, heck we even getting cars that can drive themselves

So why can somebody not come up with a way to garden ripe tomatoes YEAR round ????????????

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BLTs with ripe tomatoes, the ones we only get for 1 month, Not much better in the whole world.
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Same with watermelons. It seems like they're in stores several months through the year but they are only enjoyable June / July.

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Because all the best Tomatoes come from NJ and you can't copy perfection.

Have at it.
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Time to market is the killer. You can grow great greenhouse tomatoes, which will be as good as anything out of the garden, with one huge caveat. You have to grow them out until ripe. Pretty much impossible to do that and get them to market on a commercial scale.

If you are so inclined to do a nice one, there is a manufacturer of nice structures over in liberty.
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Move to a hotter climate and try to grow them yourself?? That is my MO.
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There's also the time of "sunlight" issues, Sure you can "grow" "Maters", all year round, though you have to have SUNLIGHT, (as in daylight hours).. Electricity is a Tad expensive... For growing Maters, Marijuana? not so much..
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We live in a world where we can get just about any veggie / fruit year round and some still find it necessary to complain about something.
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Originally Posted by David2 View Post
We live in a world where we can get just about any veggie / fruit year round and some still find it necessary to complain about something.
have you attempted to eat a wintertime tomatoe from the grocery store?
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Just the way it is! You cannot have it both ways.
Tomatoes Are available all year. The rubber ones are just not that tasty.

Problem is, You will not pay to have your tomatoes flown in daily.

Simple.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


have you attempted to eat a wintertime tomatoe from the grocery store?
Of course. And its obviously not as good as in the summer but that's only because IT'S F'ing WINTER!!!!
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Other than vine ripened they are picked green, gassed and shipped.

vine ripened tomatoes don’t do well shipped.
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
Other than vine ripened they are picked green, gassed and shipped.

vine ripened tomatoes don’t do well shipped.
yep. First real job I had out of college was with a companies that manufactured and built commercial greenhouses. First project I got involved with was a tomato house in Mexico. 14 hectares under roof. that’s just shy of 35 acres. It was house group # 1 of 5 on that site. Absolutely massive operation.
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Greenhouse with heat for winter. 12 month vegetables
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Because all the best Tomatoes come from NJ and you can't copy perfection.

Have at it.
That's 'cause of all the bull shit there.
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Sooo true OP. I can’t stand retail tomatoes. I can’t wait until mine are ripe.
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Originally Posted by DavenFla View Post
That's 'cause of all the bull shit there.
Whatever the reason is, it works.
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When I was in High School, I worked for a rather large individual that owned a few car lots, loved his food, loved his fresh tomatoes. We always had fresh tomatoes around his house, that year, he had me dig up his best plants, transplant them to 55 gallon drums cut in half, fresh potting soil in them. He had me haul them into his house, into a southeast corner, with two bay windows one southeast, one southwest, just a matter of chance that was built that way. The plants got fresh water, stayed warm ( NW Alabama ) all winter, and those plants did really well. Come spring, I hauled them back outside, put them back in the ground and they did fine. They made so many tomatoes, he would give a basket full of them to someone that bought an overpriced used car from him, all winter long, not to mention all that he/we ate.

If I recall correctly, I had a couple plants in each half drum, four halves altogether. We used to rotate them, so that no one plant got all the sun.

Later on, as a young power plant engineer, one of my power plants, used hot water from the cooling towers to heat a green house operation in Texas. The operators on night shift, never lacked for fresh tomatoes but the greenhouse operators were NOT happy with the missing fruits. One big windstorm wrecked the greenhouses, and they finally were torn down during a plant clean up.
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Funny this thread popped up....I did a 4x12 raised bed garden this year, and thought i got a head start planting first week of April ..we had 2 light frost and i was afraid I lost my maders...well by golly I have plants right now 7' tall with 20+ tomatoes on each plant, and my cherry tomatoes are just now turning red...I did banana peppers, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers...all are doing very good. Looking forward to my mader sammich ...with DUKES!!
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My lady grows tomatoes year round in one of the greenhouses.

Tomatoes have to be one of the easiest plants to grow in a greenhouse besides shit like beans.

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