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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    You could dry your extra tomatoes and grind them for tomato powder.
    I have done that in the past and didn't find a lot of use for it. I also dried them like cranberries, dry but chewy, and the flavor varied so much. Some would be sweet and some came out very bitter. I also roasted and froze them, but DH doesn't like them in sauce, so they are still in the freezer. He'll only eat them fresh, so I cram as many into a salad as I can. So if we don't eat them, why do I have so many? I think I put in one yellow plant and the rest are volunteers. These guys : https://www.ecrater.com/p/17353700/r...om-wild-tomato I planted them once ~15 years ago and they reseed every year. My two large varieties have yet to produce anything we can eat, though there are large green ones coming. I hope those don't rot.
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    That would be great to have reseeding tomatoes. They probably wouldn't grow here. Maybe you could make juice or sauce from them.

    I bought tomato powder to use for DIY ramen seasoning. I thought of other uses for it, which I can't recall ATM. I haven't been cooking much lately. For a while I was finding lots of different uses which I guess I should have written down.

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    Drying them like berries would be like sun dried tomatoes.

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    Once again, the weeds have taken over my garden due to lack of maintenance on my part back in July. I'm slowly reclaiming the plot but I have no idea what I want to put in there once I do get it cleared. I do know I want to plant a new lavender plant (likely next spring). Other than that, I'll probably plant beans again.

    The temperature has been going up and down quite a bit. One week, the highs will be in the upper 80*s/lower 90*s. The next week, we're lucky to get out of 70*s as a high. The only thing that seems to be enjoying my neglect are my strawberry plants. I do need to make sure I pick up more tomato plants next year. I got a good amount of the cherry tomatoes but I only picked up one regular tomato plant. I need more if I'm going to make tomato sauce for myself. I can pick tomatoes up from the farmer's market but I'd like to use my own.

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    My "garden" is about done. I think there are 3 tomatoes left. The plant looks like it's dying. The cucumbers did nothing. Lots of blooms and then the plant looked sickly. I didn't have the right kind for the pot I was using. That's okay. I got plenty from my parents. The lettuce didn't do well. It was just too hot. I think once it starts to cool down, we'll try one more time. It's for dgd. The ghost pepper plant is doing well, although I don't know why we even have it. No one uses them here. I think dh takes them to work for someone there. The green pepper plant didn't do anything either. Oh well, we tried. I am happy with the tomatoes!

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