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(WTRF Wheeling)   Do you like ketchup? Better stock up now   (wtrf.com) divider line
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824 clicks; posted to Food » on 23 Jun 2022 at 4:20 PM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-23 2:22:20 PM  
This is such media hype BS.  A couple years ago it was coffee and bananas.  Now it's mustard, ketchup, and sunflower seeds.  Fark you media hype persons!
 
2022-06-23 2:36:14 PM  
Do you like ketchup? Better stock up now


"...between 2050 and 2100 the global tomato harvest could be cut in half."


If I stock up now, there's a sliiiiiight chance the 'best buy' date will have come and gone before 2050.
 
2022-06-23 2:42:56 PM  
Tomatoes LOVE the heat. Drought not so much.
But in the most of the US, the problem with growing tomatoes is TOO FARKEN MANY TOMATOES.
The only time people would lock their car doors at Church was during tomato season or they'd find the floor boards filled with baskets of tomatoes.
I'd often be tasked with delivering excess tomatoes from the garden to Dad's friends.
I eventually just wrote a note and dropped the basket on the door step like an abandoning a baby and got out before "oh no, we have enough..." conversations.
 
2022-06-23 3:47:30 PM  
meanwhile in Canada...

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2022-06-23 3:50:15 PM  
oh man, I only just now noticed the language at the top of that packaging... "ketchup {and, et} chill" - so gonna get moidalized by Quebecoise mercantile police.
 
2022-06-23 4:18:50 PM  
Well, we're already looking at Sriracha shortages, so why shouldn't I charge an extra $4.00 for cocktail sauce?

/Who am I kidding? I already use Sriracha in my cocktail sauce...
//Y'all looking at a $5.00 upcharge
///Mercy for the customer is weakness..
 
2022-06-23 4:27:19 PM  
Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.
 
2022-06-23 4:37:56 PM  

optikeye: Tomatoes LOVE the heat. Drought not so much.


This. Israel grows good tomatoes. Sure, some people there are suffering, but they go so good with hummus.
 
2022-06-23 4:44:06 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.


I agree with Jose.

José Andrés - Jose andres with Anthony Bourdain
 
2022-06-23 4:57:00 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.

I agree with Jose.

José Andrés - Jose andres with Anthony Bourdain


a chef friend of mine always said if you can't get tomatoes in season, there is nothing wrong with canned plum ones (esp. if you can get actual San Marzano)

sure, there are definitely applications where only fresh tomatoes will do, but otherwise...

/also I remain blown away by how delicious Elzar's jarred sauces are
 
2022-06-23 4:57:33 PM  
last fake shortage i bought into left me with a butt load of peanut butter. still have plenty in the cup board. don't listen to these BS articles.
 
2022-06-23 5:14:32 PM  
Bad year for tomatoes in the PNW. The heat just started and the only plants that have any blooms were in the green house up until last week when a white fly infestation forced us to move them.  Most of the other plants are 5-6 inches tall.  We have eight varieties from seeds this year, but we broke down and bought a cherry tomato plant as insurance.

Trying the Amish Roma. It's indeterminate, which is unusual for a sauce tomato.
 
2022-06-23 6:04:12 PM  

ski9600: This is such media hype BS.  A couple years ago it was coffee and bananas.  Now it's mustard, ketchup, and sunflower seeds.  Fark you media hype persons!


It's real, it's just that tomatoes grow almost  everywhere.  So farm it elsewhere.

Your version sounds like climate change denial.
 
2022-06-23 6:08:08 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.


Canned tomatoes are fine.  It just depends on the use. In sauce, and I imagine ketchup us included, would be fine.  A tomato slice for your BLT or diced as an ingredient in pico de gallo wouldn't be.
 
2022-06-23 6:20:35 PM  

tintar: Evil Mackerel: Ragin' Asian: Nope. Love tomatoes, but processed tomato products are butt. That includes canned/jarred sauces.

I agree with Jose.

José Andrés - Jose andres with Anthony Bourdain

a chef friend of mine always said if you can't get tomatoes in season, there is nothing wrong with canned plum ones (esp. if you can get actual San Marzano)

sure, there are definitely applications where only fresh tomatoes will do, but otherwise...

/also I remain blown away by how delicious Elzar's jarred sauces are


For cooking, good quality canned whole tomatoes are perfectly fine. In winter I'd rather have salsa made with canned tomatoes than with sad, pale supermarket tomatoes.
 
2022-06-23 6:27:05 PM  
Children might have to grow up and not put sugar crap on their food!!!! THANKS BIDEN!
 
2022-06-23 6:53:49 PM  

sinko swimo: last fake shortage i bought into left me with a butt load of peanut butter. still have plenty in the cup board. don't listen to these BS articles.


No such thing as too much peanut butter.
 
2022-06-23 7:08:02 PM  
I won't complain if I have to switch to banana or mushroom ketchup
 
2022-06-23 7:50:25 PM  
I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.
 
2022-06-23 8:16:13 PM  
 Does this mean Sriracha Ketchup will be DOUBLY hard to find?   😮‍💨
 
2022-06-23 8:50:29 PM  
I usually grow a few things: tomatoes, eggplant, golden zucchini and tomatoes.
3rd year of significant drought and I'm on city water... my fields are barren.
They aren't wrong, and it sucks, because store tomatoes to home grown are like sewer trout to rainbow trout.
 
2022-06-23 9:04:14 PM  

ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.


I want to probably your town with you.  That sounds like an adventure.
 
2022-06-23 9:05:55 PM  

Percise1: I usually grow a few things: tomatoes, eggplant, golden zucchini and tomatoes.
3rd year of significant drought and I'm on city water... my fields are barren.
They aren't wrong, and it sucks, because store tomatoes to home grown are like sewer trout to rainbow trout.


One of the pots I put tomato seeds in has neer tomato.  But it has a couple of things that might be volunteer tomatillos.  I'm liking my re-used dirt this year.  A pepper is coming up in the Thai basil.  I'll take it.
 
2022-06-23 9:07:07 PM  

optikeye: Tomatoes LOVE the heat. Drought not so much.
But in the most of the US, the problem with growing tomatoes is TOO FARKEN MANY TOMATOES.
The only time people would lock their car doors at Church was during tomato season or they'd find the floor boards filled with baskets of tomatoes.
I'd often be tasked with delivering excess tomatoes from the garden to Dad's friends.
I eventually just wrote a note and dropped the basket on the door step like an abandoning a baby and got out before "oh no, we have enough..." conversations.


Honestly if one of my neighbors started abandoning zucchinis and tomatoes on my porch I would be a very happy girl.
 
2022-06-23 9:48:31 PM  
*yawn*

We have 8 tomato plants and they are already sprouting lil tomatoes.  Should be able to start harvesting in a few weeks and we be seen now shortages at the grocery store for anything lately but sure let's panic as always... 🙄
 
2022-06-23 9:50:11 PM  

TheFoz: *yawn*

We have 8 tomato plants and they are already sprouting lil tomatoes.  Should be able to start harvesting in a few weeks and we be seen now shortages at the grocery store for anything lately but sure let's panic as always... 🙄


Wow, preview is your friend.

We haven't seen any shortages at the grocery store for pretty much anything in over a year.
 
2022-06-23 10:31:07 PM  
What I'm reading in this thread is a lot of people who haven't been gardening for long, or are doing so in different climates. I started helping my dad garden 30ish years ago, and now do it on my own in addition to help him. Dad's been doing it for 70 years. When I was younger, he told me he noticed a definite difference. Now that I'm older, I've noticed a definite difference. This doesn't apply to all plants, of course, but things are changing. We still get bumper crops, to the point we're both freezing and/or giving away stuff, only because we've tweaked methods and what we plant as the years have gone on.
 
2022-06-23 10:35:36 PM  

rosekolodny: Percise1: I usually grow a few things: tomatoes, eggplant, golden zucchini and tomatoes.
3rd year of significant drought and I'm on city water... my fields are barren.
They aren't wrong, and it sucks, because store tomatoes to home grown are like sewer trout to rainbow trout.

One of the pots I put tomato seeds in has neer tomato.  But it has a couple of things that might be volunteer tomatillos.  I'm liking my re-used dirt this year.  A pepper is coming up in the Thai basil.  I'll take it.


Tomatoes and tomatillos are easily distinguished fairly early, they're entirely different plants. On the other hand, surprise plants are always fun. Horseradish and mint might as well be classified as weeds, and I always have a few surprise potatoes.

/this is in a garden bed, not a pot, pots are much easier to control
 
2022-06-23 10:44:52 PM  

grumpfuff: surprise potatoes


My old partner's family used to grow potatoes at the ancestral home.  I could go out there right now with a rake and find a million little BB-to-marble sized taters.  The soil is absolute crap but they just keep trying to live.

I should put horseradish on the list.  That sounds nice to have around.
 
2022-06-23 11:16:53 PM  

rosekolodny: ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably my town with ketchup this year.

I want to probably your town with you.  That sounds like an adventure.


Sometimes I hate how my brain works.
 
2022-06-23 11:33:57 PM  

rosekolodny: Percise1: I usually grow a few things: tomatoes, eggplant, golden zucchini and tomatoes.
3rd year of significant drought and I'm on city water... my fields are barren.
They aren't wrong, and it sucks, because store tomatoes to home grown are like sewer trout to rainbow trout.

One of the pots I put tomato seeds in has neer tomato.  But it has a couple of things that might be volunteer tomatillos.  I'm liking my re-used dirt this year.  A pepper is coming up in the Thai basil.  I'll take it.


Oh, I have a few pots about... lemon grass, thai and red basil, ginger, 2 struggling tomato plants... it is the 350 sqft of planters out front that used to be a lawn that are mostly empty. The kale, swiss chard and onions are always there, and I have thyme, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and such as well, I'm just not planting anything in the empty ones. *shrug*
Drought sucks...
 
2022-06-24 1:49:48 AM  
Ketchup Thread!

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2022-06-24 3:05:50 AM  

ltnor: I over planted tomatoes and could probably paint my town with ketchup this year.


ftfy?
 
2022-06-24 3:19:29 AM  
So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?
 
2022-06-24 3:32:34 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?


Mayo
 
2022-06-24 5:03:39 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?


Whatever the hell you want to.
 
2022-06-24 7:24:15 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: So what the hell am I supposed to put on my hot dogs now?


Ron Jeremy's butter
 
2022-06-24 9:05:27 AM  
I can't afford steak to put the ketchup on.
 
2022-06-24 10:54:42 AM  

optikeye: Tomatoes LOVE the heat. Drought not so much.
But in the most of the US, the problem with growing tomatoes is TOO FARKEN MANY TOMATOES.
The only time people would lock their car doors at Church was during tomato season or they'd find the floor boards filled with baskets of tomatoes.
I'd often be tasked with delivering excess tomatoes from the garden to Dad's friends.
I eventually just wrote a note and dropped the basket on the door step like an abandoning a baby and got out before "oh no, we have enough..." conversations.


Free tomatoes are the best.
 
2022-06-24 1:45:54 PM  

rosekolodny: grumpfuff: surprise potatoes

My old partner's family used to grow potatoes at the ancestral home.  I could go out there right now with a rake and find a million little BB-to-marble sized taters.  The soil is absolute crap but they just keep trying to live.

I should put horseradish on the list.  That sounds nice to have around.


It's not just baby 'tatos. A missed potato will sprout into a full-on plant and produce more potatoes the next year.

Horseradish can be fun and rewarding(I don't like it but I maintain a friend's garden and he loves it, as does my dad who I got the root bits from), but it also requires patience (to harvest) and persistence (to keep under control). You're supposed to let it grow for at least a year before you harvest any of the root, and if you're not careful it can take over a garden. Leave the tiniest bit of root, and it will grow back. Planted 3 plants in my friend's garden two years ago. Last year, I was pretty sure I harvested most of the root, but was sure I missed a bit here and there. This year, there's already more leafing areas than last year.

I would suggest growing it in a pot, but it needs a rather large one, as the root is what you're interested in. Also, as the plant grows, the leaves can get 3-4 feet tall.
 
2022-06-24 8:35:04 PM  
Not me, but you gardener dude farkers.

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