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Leah Frances 06-24-2010 06:36 PM

Poop Tomatoes - Yes, I said, Poop Tomatoes.
 
We have a waste line break in our yard last winter. After I got things cleaned up I forgot about it.....

Today I discovered a two foot tall tomato plant in the former sewage swath - It's got tomatoes on it.

I'm not sure if this is cool or gross.

So: Cool or Gross?

chrisn 06-25-2010 03:52 AM

I would think that by the time they got to the actual fruit stage that all harmful bacteria would have been dealt with by nature. I would not be afraid to eat them. Living where you do, you know what the farmers spread on the fields that smells so good?:laughing: That has no adverse effects on us, at least until the EPA gets involved and decides to ban all natural fertilizer because of the lead content from the cows licking the barn walls:wink::whistling2:

Leah Frances 06-25-2010 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 461088)
I would think that by the time they got to the actual fruit stage that all harmful bacteria would have been dealt with by nature. I would not be afraid to eat them. Living where you do, you know what the farmers spread on the fields that smells so good?:laughing: That has no adverse effects on us, at least until the EPA gets involved and decides to ban all natural fertilizer because of the lead content from the cows licking the barn walls:wink::whistling2:

Out here on the shore they like chicken-:censored: and crab-slurry. Stinks so bad, it makes your eyes water. :cry:

Bud Cline 06-25-2010 07:53 AM

Don't know that human waste makes a suitable fertilizer but you never know.:) Call your county Extension Agent and see what he has to say.:)

What's with the poll?

Leah Frances 06-25-2010 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 461116)
Don't know that human waste makes a suitable fertilizer but you never know.:) Call your county Extension Agent and see what he has to say.:)

What's with the poll?

What isn't with the poll? :laughing: Just wondering what people thought, and I guessed (wrong?) that people would think the poll was funny.

hyunelan2 06-25-2010 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 461116)
Don't know that human waste makes a suitable fertilizer but you never know.

In Illinois, they put it on farm fields. That's how we (I work for the city) get rid of the sludge from the wastewater plant. Waste is treated, and liquid is released into the river, the solids build up until they are at a certain level, then it is removed, compacted/compressed, dried, and given away to farmers to spread on their fields.

chrisn 06-25-2010 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 461115)
Out here on the shore they like chicken-:censored: and crab-slurry. Stinks so bad, it makes your eyes water. :cry:


oh, yes, I do know what you mean, pig:censored: is almost as bad:whistling2:

Leah Frances 06-25-2010 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 461158)
oh, yes, I do know what you mean, pig:censored: is almost as bad:whistling2:

Yeah, one summer in Iowa - pig poop is awful!

DUDE! 06-25-2010 06:59 PM

If you found out after you had eaten one of them,, maybe you keep it "down",, No way you can look at that tomatoe, knowing where its nutrients came from and eat it. :no:

Scuba_Dave 06-25-2010 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by DUDE! (Post 461298)
If you found out after you had eaten one of them,, maybe you keep it "down",, No way you can look at that tomatoe, knowing where its nutrients came from and eat it. :no:

I think if you saw even 10% of how food is grown, processed etc you would not eat period :laughing:

Leah Frances 06-25-2010 07:43 PM

So here's the funny part. My thought process was that since the overflow was in the winter it's from crappy hot-house tomatoes and who wants to eat them. :laughing:

TJ_in_IL 06-26-2010 10:10 AM

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canadaclub 06-30-2010 01:12 PM

Make a nice tossed salad and, oh yeah, Don't forget the mushrooms:thumbsup:

chrisn 06-30-2010 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by canadaclub (Post 463565)
Make a nice tossed salad and, oh yeah, Don't forget the mushrooms:thumbsup:


and we all know that mushrooms are grown in horse poop:eek::laughing:

Scuba_Dave 06-30-2010 05:05 PM

So are they ripe yet ?


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