I have to brag about my friend Duane Perry. He is a greenhouse owner that lives south of me and is kind enough to allow me to keep my tomato seedlings there in the spring. Well........my friend just won the state record for the largest tomato ever grown in the state of Ohio. 4.48 lbs. I talked to him and told him that would be a tough record to break and so typical of him, he said he intends to break his own record next year. LOL. So, congrats to my friend that now has the bragging rights to growing the largest tomato on record ever in the great state of Ohio. By the way.........the tomato was a Church. Listed on my "waste of garden space" sidebar. lol... It is a spitter but for size, I've never seen 'em bigger. In the photo is his little girl Taylor...
1. Church 2. Blaby 3. Tres Cantos 4. Giant Belgium 5. Zelyone 6. OSU Blue or P20 7. Yellow Cookie 8. Roger's Best Black 9. Mr. Snow Dwarf 10. Summertime Gold Dwarf 11. Summertime Green Dwarf 12. Wild Fred dwarf
Tomato All-Star List
1. Goose Creek 2. Green Giant 3. Absinthe 4. Carbon 5. KBX 6. Champagne cherry 7. Black Cherry 8. Liz Birt 9.Chocolate Stripes 10. Fritz Ackerman Rl 11. Marmande Garnier Rouge 12. Blackberry 13.. Honeydrop cherry
Saint Fiacre was a holy hermit to whom people came in droves to learn more about the Christian faith. Concerned about their lack of food and shelter during their visits with him, he built a hospice and farmed the land to supply their needs. His hermitage is located in Seine-et-Marne, France. Feast day, Sept. 1st.
Prayer to St. Fiacre:
Saint Fiacre, intercede before God for all gardeners, that their gardens may produce well and be a place of peace and meditation. Amen