: There's Nothin' a Homegrown Tomato Won't Cure!

There's Nothin' a Homegrown Tomato Won't Cure!

Evey year about this time I'm reminded of a great Guy Clark song..

Jersey Shore Tomatoes

Just a little longer, they're almost ready...This waiting is a bummer!

While I wait for my Jersey Shore tomatoes, I'll be singing one of my favorite Guy Clark tunes....Homegrown Tomatoes!  

And if you've never heard Homegrown Tomatoes, check it out here.

"If I's to change this life I lead, You could call me Johnny Tomatoseed...Cause I know what this country needs...
It's homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see."
Guy Clark, 1983

Laura Giannotta
Little Egg Harbor REALTOR®
July 17, 2011



Comment balloon 16 commentsLaura Giannotta • July 17 2011 10:17AM


Laura - I remember back in the spring when you were just planting your tomatoes - wow have they come a long way! Nothing better than a NJ tomato and you've got quite the green thumb!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) about 9 years ago

Oh, they are going to be sooooooo tasty!!!     I'm big into reaping what you sow but I never get around to sowing!!   Congrats to you on what looks like a great crop.

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Laura: It won't be long now and they certainly look worth the wait. Happy eating!

Posted by Anne M. Costello (Weidel Realtors) about 9 years ago

Homegrown tomatoes are great! We've got some coming along nicely. Can't wait.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) about 9 years ago

Laura- we grew the cherry tomatoes this year and love them but your tomatoes look so good, we'll have to try them this year.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 9 years ago

Laura, One thing is true store bought tomatoes do not compare to homegrown ones!  Looks like you are going to have some great ones to enjoy!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 9 years ago

I planted numerous tomatoe plants this year, and I have alot. My favorite new one is A Green Zebra. I picked this when the stripes had a golden yellow hue and I will say this is a very nice tasting tomatoe. It has a bit of sweetness without being real sweet. The plant itself is not real big ( well compared to my other plants) and the tomatoes get just slightly bigger than a golf ball, but for as small as they are they are quite tasty.

Pamela Lauridsen Bache

Posted by Pamela Lauridsen-Bache (Century 21 Beachside, Mission Viejo Ca) about 9 years ago

Laura, there's nothing like the flavor of a homegrown tomato! Around here, the squirrels seem to get a llot of them. Any suggestions?

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) about 9 years ago

Kristine-I forgot about those pictures, and I have to agree, nothing beats a Jersey tomato!

Susan-My plants this year are better than ever.

Anne-Can't wait for a tomato sandwich!

Ted-Are you growing anything else?

Kathy-I never had luck with cherry and grape tomatoes.

Tony & Darcy-That's why I love farm stands.

Pamela-I saw some exotic tomato plants when I bought these babies, perhaps next year!

Maria-I never had a problem with squirrels!  All I can suggest planting an oak tree for acorns!  LOL  

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 9 years ago

Laura, this is my worse garden ever.  Just can't get the right mixture of sun and rain.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

we got our third one today off the one and only vine we have this year.  :)

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) about 9 years ago

You got that right, Laura!  I always put in at least a couple of tomato plants in my yard.  This year hasn't been a good tomato year.  Our temps have been running 10 to 15 degrees below normal.  But nothing tastes as good as a homegrown tomato, right off the vine.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 9 years ago


We had a cold spring so ours have a ways to go!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 9 years ago

Fry up those greem tomatos...  And lets have some good food!  Yup!!! :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) about 9 years ago

William-I did a lot of soil prep this year, we'll soon see if it paid off.

Sheila-Yum!  Can't wait.

Myrl-Great minds think alike!  LOL

DeeDee-I think the hot spell we had in spring helped.

Chris-I usually fry them up in September...but if I have to wait much longer, come on east!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) about 9 years ago

Nice photo Laura of those tomatoes....good things are around the corner in Little Egg Harbor Nj!

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) about 9 years ago