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Tomato-Raisin Chutney

Tomato-Raisin Chutney

If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the British Isles—it was my favorite recipe of the evening. The members of the Ozark Unit of the HSA prepared all of the foods after researching through many cookbooks and this recipe is adapted from a recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson.

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Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings

Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings

What's going on in your garden? As the harvest season is peaking and some of our summer vegetable and herb plants are winding down, it is time for preserving, tidying up and getting ready to plant a few fall crops.

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Toss a Tomato Tasting Party

Toss a Tomato Tasting Party

If you want to be the most popular gardener in your neighborhood, plan an end-of-season tomato tasting party. It’s a great way to make friends, celebrate the harvest and find new tomato varieties to plant in your garden next year.

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Drying on the Vine

Drying on the Vine

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It turns out there’s an alternative to drying tomatoes in the oven or using a vegetable dehydrator in the kitchen. Just let the sun do the work.

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Grafted vs. Ungrafted Tomato Report

Grafted vs. Ungrafted Tomato Report

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Gardeners will start seeing more grafted vegetables on the market next season. But are they worth the extra expense? Here are the results of one gardener's side-by-side tomato trial.

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Small Batch Preserving

Small Batch Preserving

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Small-batch preserving is perfect for gardeners with small gardens or those with vegetables that don’t ripen all at once. It's also an easy, time-saving alternative to marathon canning sessions. Here's how to fill the freezer with small batches of tomatoes, peppers and zucchini.

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The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

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The NatureSweet Homegrown Tomato Challenge is back on the calendar this year. Home gardeners in three cities line up to test their tomato-growing skills against others.

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Tomato Abundance

Tomato Abundance

It is the end of August and we are at the peak for summer tomatoes. Here are 15 ways to eat tomatoes (hum this to the tune of "50 ways to leave your lover" as you harvest).

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Tomato Cutting Continues to Grow

Tomato Cutting Continues to Grow

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At the end of last year’s gardening season, I snipped the terminal shoot from a tomato plant, plunked it in a jar of water and kept it over the winter. Here’s how it looks today.

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Grafted Tomato Trials Set to Begin

Grafted Tomato Trials Set to Begin

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This year’s gardening trials for Harris Seeds includes a side-by-side comparison of three varieties of grafted heirloom tomatoes versus non-grafted varieties.

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Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

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If you have a sunny southern window, you just might be able to enjoy fresh tomatoes through the winter. Tiny Tim is an heirloom variety that’s a perfect “pet tomato” for growing indoors this time of year.

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Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 2

Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 2

Combining our peak of the season summer vegetables--tomatoes and chiles to make salsa--results in a fiery and flavorful dish. Homemade is easy to do and so much better than store-bought. Chop it by hand or use the food processor.

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Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 1

Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 1

When tomatoes are in abundance it is time to make salsa! Here's a little chile talk on the back porch before going inside to prepare salsa--see how easy it is to make your own.

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Food Fights: Wacky Fun or Wasted Food?

Food Fights: Wacky Fun or Wasted Food?

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How do you feel about food fights as entertainment? I’d be interested to hear your opinion.

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Canning Tomatoes, Step by Step

Canning Tomatoes, Step by Step

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Home-canned tomatoes have flavor that simply can't be found with store-bought canned tomatoes. Canning tomatoes is easy, and you put a little bit of summer in every jar.

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Three Garden Structures You Can Build

Three Garden Structures You Can Build

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Lashed poles, hoops,l and sticks give vining beans and tomatoes handsome support. These structures, from the gardens of historic Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are a useful addition to your veggie garden.

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Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis

Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis

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This freestanding structure can be taken apart and stored over the winter.

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A Freestanding Tomato Trellis Improves Yields and Keeps the Garden Neat

A Freestanding Tomato Trellis Improves Yields and Keeps the Garden Neat

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Trellis and train your tomato plants for big fruit that ripens fast.

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