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It depends on how you'd like to bite into them
Every year I go to the local nursery for tomato seedlings and every year I’m overwhelmed with the number of choices. There are literally thousands of tomato varieties grown in the United States...
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My tomatoes were late this year, so that means they are booming now that everyone is tired of them. Fresh garden tomatoes are so yummy in July and August. By September people run when they see you...
Number of Servings: 6 | Prep: 15 min | Chill: 1 hr 5 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 large Vidalia or other sweet onion, halved and...
Keep your plants healthy and productive with these bright ideas!
Slather this tasty spread on warm focaccia for an easy appetizer or use it to pump up the flavor of a salami, grilled cheese, or other sandwich.
  Prep: 30 min; Cook: 12 min; Process: 5 min 2-1/2 pounds fully ripe tomatoes (5 large) 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice 3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil 3 cups sugar 11.75-ounce package...
This young tomato farmer has a clear business vision
Radio interview source: Jennie Smith, Owner, Butcher Crick Farm, Carlisle, IA   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Like many college students, Jennie Smith of Carlisle, Iowa, graduated...
When it gets really hot, we start shutting down. The same thing happens with tomato plants. If your tomatoes seem to be on hold and not setting fruit, blame it on the heat.
Radio interview source: Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Extension Educator, Ohio State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The heat is a real concern to...
All you have to do for the main ingredient in these recipes is step into your garden! Make the most of tomato season with these mouth-watering dishes!
Topped with zesty cheese, colorful sweet pepper, and toasted almonds, these tasty tomatoes are so enticing seconds are hard to refuse.
Prep: 15 minutes; Bake: 15 minutes 3 tomatoes (about 8 ounces each) or assorted small tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds total) 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers or...
Dont limit yourself to red tomatoes. Yellow tomatoes will be sweeter; green, a little more tart.
  Prep: 25 minutes; Chill: 2 hours 4 tomatoes (3 to 4 oz. each) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine...