Living the Country Life

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Prevention and sanitation are the keys
There are three bacterial diseases that tomato growers don’t want to find on their plants: Speck, spot, and canker. If they show up, it could mean the end of the entire crop. Mohammed...
The key is knowing when and what to feed them
I like to baby my tomato plants. I get a little worried about the fertilizer though, because I’m not always sure if they’re getting the right stuff. Bob Westerfield is an extension...
Got more tomatoes than you can give away? Try using up those bright and juicy tomatoes in fun recipes that break the classic BLT mold.
This elegant dish is perfect for a special occasion. It looks and tastes sophisticated yet is simple to prepare.
Number of Servings: 4 Prep: 20 min Start to Finish: 40 min 8 sea scallops 1/4 cup prepared pesto, preferably refrigerated 5 tablespoons butter, unsalted 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice...
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...