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Organic tomatoes really ARE healthier
because they contain more vitamin C

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/21/2013 12:49:34 PM

Organic tomatoes really are healthier than their conventionally grown counterparts, new research suggests. Despite being smaller, they are packed with higher amounts of vitamin C and compounds that may combat chronic diseases, the findings show. The reason for the difference is down to the organic plants´ tough upbringing, it is claimed. While conventionally grown tomatoes are are treated with pesticides and artificial fertilisers, organic farming forces the fruits to fend for themselves. The stress they suffer as a result promotes greater concentrations of health-giving chemicals, according to the scientists.[Snip] A U.S. review of research studies published last year found

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Whether the above is true or not, the various organic tomatoes I grow are healthier because they taste significantly better than the usual store offerings and it makes me happy to grow and pick my own. And if mama ain´t happy, nobody´s happy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/21/2013 12:53:44 PM     (No. 9189056)

I don´t know about that, but I am waiting for the farmer´s market and home grown tomatoes. There´s a very nice Amish farmer who has a variety of nice tomatoes and I always buy from him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Brittany, 2/21/2013 12:59:25 PM     (No. 9189069)

Even my farmer´s market has changed to those fibrous walled ones. I can´t wait for spring to plant tomatoes that are really delicious. Rutgers are my favorite but any home plant is better than those for sale. Now if I didn´t have walnut roots where the best bed could be. Die, die, die

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/21/2013 1:20:52 PM     (No. 9189125)

The Amish family we buy from at the FM does all organic - yummy heirloom variety tomatoes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Emerson, 2/21/2013 1:24:23 PM     (No. 9189138)

Curious to know what the home organic tomato growers are using for fertilizer...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stencil, 2/21/2013 1:40:57 PM     (No. 9189179)

I use manure - horse, cow, mule, goat - composted, of course.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/21/2013 1:41:10 PM     (No. 9189181)

Inorganic food tastes great!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/21/2013 1:44:54 PM     (No. 9189193)

I never buy anything labeled "organic" - nothing but a marketing scheme to jack up the price.. . .especially in the age of 0bama where food prices (like everything else) are sky rocketing...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/21/2013 2:11:16 PM     (No. 9189248)

#4, search online and you´ll find a large number of organic fertilizers. Personally, besides taking organic scraps and turning them into a liquid brew to pour around plants, I like Gardeners.com own brand of organic fertilizers. Five pounds of tomato-pepper-eggplant fertilizer is $13.95, lasts a long time, serves numerous plants.

#2, I do mostly container gardening these days. See Earth Boxes for a good product. Bought two last year, four more this year. They also have mobile stands for the containers which makes gardening much easier on a crumbling spine--also can be wheeled inside the garage if severe weather is forecast. I still have one pepper and one tomato plant still producing from last season because I was able to wheel their containers away from frosty mornings!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/21/2013 2:19:39 PM     (No. 9189275)

I have grown one tomato plant in my life. An Early Girl in a very large pot on the south (sunny) side of my open patio. Miracle Gro in judicious amounts (too much fertilizer makes for poor flavor) and picking the worms off with my fingers. The first tomato was in May. The last tomatoes were on the plant, still green, on Christmas Day. All were absolutely gorgeous and delicious.

No longer have a sunny patio. Boohoo.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: redink, 2/21/2013 2:43:11 PM     (No. 9189324)

"While conventionally grown tomatoes are are treated with pesticides and artificial fertilisers, organic farming forces the fruits to fend for themselves."

Maybe we should organically grow the LoFo´s.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/21/2013 2:49:43 PM     (No. 9189343)

Is there such a thing as an inorganic tomato?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: billp, 2/21/2013 2:57:55 PM     (No. 9189359)

#11, Perhaps not, but some of the store-bought, green-picked tomatoes we get at the grocers do taste a little more like plastic than tomatoes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: realrep, 2/21/2013 3:01:34 PM     (No. 9189366)

#7 Read the labels. I bought organic coconut because it was the only way to get coconut without sugar.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/21/2013 3:14:39 PM     (No. 9189395)

If you bought it in a store, organic or inorganic, it´s garbage. Leave it for the dummies. Grow your own. After the first season, you´ll know everything there is to know for successful crops. (grow heirlooms.)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/21/2013 6:57:24 PM     (No. 9189734)

Agricultural tomatoes are grown for uniform size, resistance to blight and insects, ripening all at once, and perfect appearance. Taste doesn´t factor into the equation. Once you´ve eaten heirloom tomatoes, you´ll be spoiled for life. An added benefit is that they´ll produce until a frost, long after commercial varieties have died and been disposed of.

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