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Best Tasting Tomatoes from 2017

Best Tasting Tomatoes from 2017

Vegetable gardeners tend to gather at the end of the summer to pit their favorite tomatoes against the ones grown by friends, family members, neighbors and fellow master gardeners. The results are in from the great tomato tasting of 2017.

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Be a Summer Tomato Saver

Be a Summer Tomato Saver

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The calendar may say it’s autumn, but the tomato vines are still pumping out beautiful fruits. What a delicious problem to have! Here are four ways to preserve tomatoes to savor over winter.

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Love Apples for Mother’s Day

Love Apples for Mother’s Day

It seems fitting to send out some special appreciation to mother’s this week. Instead of flowers, how about a beautiful bouquet of Love Apples with sentimental names?

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Lyutenitsa

Lyutenitsa

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Lyutenitsa is one of the most beloved Bulgarian products. So with great pleasure I want to share this recipe, the best Lyutenitsa that you ever tried.

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Top Tomato Choices for 2016

Top Tomato Choices for 2016

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The end of summer is a good time to evaluate what grew well in the garden and make a few notes for next season. Here's my tomato roundup for 2016.

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Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way

Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way

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I've found a way to save heirloom tomatoes that takes a few minutes, but yields great results. All you need is a paper towel and a pen.

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Candyland Tomatoes Make a Sweet Garden Treat

Candyland Tomatoes Make a Sweet Garden Treat

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One of the newest award winners from All-America Selections is a currant-size tomato named for the classic children’s board game. These tomatoes are sweet and fun to grow.

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How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden

How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden

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It’s safe to say there are more kinds of tomatoes to plant this year than ever before. With so many old heirlooms, new cultivars and special hybrids on the market these days, how can a vegetable gardener decide what to plant?

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Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea?

Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea?

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When I planted a Ketchup ‘n’ Fries grafted tomato-potato plant in spring, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now that the harvest is over, it’s time to find out if that plant lived up to its name.

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Tomato help!

Tomato help!

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Hello! I planted my tomatoes and tomatillos from seed. We moved in tgem into the greenhouse and they were thriving! Tons of tmatoes growing and it was only June... In Alaska! I saw some spots on some...

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New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments

New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments

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What do you get when you cross a tomato with a potato plant? If you answered the new Ketchup ‘n’ Fries plant from Territorial Seed Company, you’re right.

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How to Grow a Giant Tomato

How to Grow a Giant Tomato

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The world record for giant tomatoes was set in the 1980s and hasn’t been topped since. If you want to challenge your vegetable gardening skills this summer, why not try to beat the record? Here are tomato-growing tips for getting started now.

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Time to Savor Heirloom Flavor

Time to Savor Heirloom Flavor

Doreen G. Howard’s new book helps gardeners—especially those who like to cook—explore the joys of growing and enjoying heirloom vegetables, fruits and herbs. She generously shares her Cream of Fresh Tomato soup recipe to demonstrate the delicious difference heirlooms can make.

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Accidental beefsteak tomato plantation

Accidental beefsteak tomato plantation

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I accidently dropped more seeds than I wanted to and had no hope of them sprouting. They had ALL sprouted & continue to grow in which is a project of a lifetime with replanting & transferring into a...

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Straw Bale Gardening (Part I)

Straw Bale Gardening (Part I)

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Having read Straw Bale Gardens, by Joel Karsten, I was ready to try growing in my first straw bale.

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Tomato Location

I garden in a plot at my community garden, therefore, my space and options are limited. Because of the placement of trees there is only one spot where I have enough hours of sun to plant tomatoesI...

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Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

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What were you happiest with in your garden during the 2012 season? Please share your most successful gardening tips, best plant recommendations and other good growing ideas.

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7 things Ive learned this year and a mystery tomato plant

7 things I've learned this year and a mystery tomato plant

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My garden is back...bigger and badder than ever...but where did that tomato variety come from? And what the heck is it?

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Book Review: The Texas Tomato Lovers Handbook

Book Review: The Texas Tomato Lover's Handbook

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This book is a must-have reference for any tomato lover.

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Novice Gardeners

Each year I grow a variety of blossoming and fruit-bearing plants on my south facing patio.  The warmth from the concrete flooring produces lots of heat and because it is an enclosed area there is...

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