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Thread: Should I Take The Tomatoes ?

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    Should I Take The Tomatoes ?

    There is a house for sale across the alley from me that has 4 or 5 tomato
    plants just inside their back yard near the back fence. The house has been empty for about a year now. I have been watching these plants grow and
    sorta noticing all the fruit growing like crazy on the vines. (they are not
    staked or anything) This morning I noticed a bunch were ready for picking.
    They look wonderful & I'm very tempted to step inside & take a few. Would
    you do it?
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    I would, otherwise they'll just get eaten by crows or other animals. At least you can put 'em to good use.
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    Well, I don't think that would come under stealing.

    Maybe, if you make a sign that says, "FREE TOMATOES?" Then, sit a watch?

    It doesn't seem like anyone else is interested in them. , What a shame to let them just rot away, huh!!!

    I don't know who I would ask, before helping myself to good food either.

    Hummmm,

    Maybe, I would just take , one.!!!! Then listen for sirens!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorothy39

    Maybe, I would just take , one.!!!! Then listen for sirens!!!!
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    Liz, if the house has been empty for a year, I think I'd risk it. I can send you a great recipe for Gazpacho.

    Just wonder how they've grown so well - as far as I know, they need watering quite often. Has it been raining a lot?



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    I'd pick some.
    Better than having them go to waste.

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    Take the darned tomatoes so they won't go to waste!!!!

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    Yep ~ Take those tomatoes and enjoy them. Might also consider watering the plant if it hasn't rained recently. Who knows? The house could still be empty next year and you'll get another crop of tomatoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhio98
    The house could still be empty next year and you'll get another crop of tomatoes.
    yeah, put up a sign with "haunted house", he he
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    LOL I felt so funny asking this question, but I would be mortified if
    someone came along and caught me picking them. Well, I did muster
    up the courage to take a few this afternoon.They look delicious.I kept
    thinking that they would just go to waste. I was wondering later how
    they would do so well with no one around to tend them.
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    If the house has a for sale sign on it, you could call the realtor and ask if they thought the owner would mind.

    With my luck, right when I was snitching them, the realtor would come to show the house!

    Those are what Dad called Volunteer tomatoes. They just come up on their own. Maybe there was a garden there at one time or someone chucked a tomato there and the plants came up on their own.
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    I hardly doubt that caring for the garden by picking the ripe ones so the not so ripe ones CAN ripen qualifies for a WANTED poster in the Post Office. Go for it, girl!!! Enjoy every last, tantalizing bite!! I LOVE native tomatoes.

    Guess what my favorite sandwich is??? Native tomato and vadalia onion sandwich with lettuce, mayo, salt and pepper. Good thing I sleep alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momoffuzzyfaces
    If the house has a for sale sign on it, you could call the realitor and ask if they thought the owner would mind.

    I did know the guy who lived there before, but don't know how to contact
    him. I think he moved back to Kentucky.I know he wouldn't mind.But having
    to explain all that to someone else with an armload of tomatoes might be
    just too hard to do.
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    How do you know the other neighbors aren't helping themselves???

    Rest In Peace Casey (Bubba Dude) Your paw print will remain on my heart forever. 12/02
    Mollie Rose, you were there for me through good times and in bad, from the beginning.Your passing will leave a hole in my heart.We will be together "One Fine Day". 1994-2009
    MooShoo,you left me too soon.I wasn't ready.Know that you were my soulmate and have left me broken hearted.I loved you like no other. 1999 - 2010See you again "ONE FINE DAY"
    Maya Linn, my heart is broken. The day your beautiful blue eyes went blind was the worst day of my life.I only wish I could've done something.I'll miss your "premium" purr and our little "conversations". 1997-2013 See you again "ONE FINE DAY"

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    Oh My Lord, I'm laughing about this thread Lizbud. I'd love to see you , tippy toeing over to the tomatoe vine,( cautiously looking both ways) then, slithering away with your find!!!

    What a light hearted thread!!!!

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