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Latest tomato challenger: Emma Pnini, 6 1/2

Emma Pnini, 6 1/2, of Roslyn is growing

Emma Pnini, 6 1/2, of Roslyn is growing tomatoes, snap peas, string beans and lettuce in her garden. (July, 2011) (Credit: Handout)

Emma Pnini, 6 1/2, of Roslyn is at it again. Last year, the adorable novice gardener tried her hand at tomatoes and entered the Great Long Island Tomato Challenge. This year, with some experience under her belt, she added snap peas, string beans and lettuce to her garden. We'll see you in August, Emma!

Are you in?

The 2012 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. Bring your biggest, heaviest ripe tomato to the event, where I will weigh it and name this year's Tomato King or Queen. In the meantime, send a photo of yourself with your plants and a note about your growing methods to me at jessica.damiano@newsday.com, and you might be featured next.

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