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10 Ways to Preserve Garden Tomatoes

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10 Ways to Preserve Garden Tomatoes

Canning, freezing, and other creative ways to keep enjoying your garden tomatoes all year long. 1. If you have LOTS of tomatoes to handle, why not make your own fresher, healthier catsup? Find the step-by-step instructions on the Pick Your Own site. 2. On the other hand, if you don’t want to do all that […]

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Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes in Oil

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Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes in Oil

How to safely preserve dried tomatoes in oil – at home! You grow tomatoes. You eat tomatoes. You eat more tomatoes. You can tomatoes. You can tomato puree. You can tomato juice. You dehydrate tomatoes. You roast tomatoes. In desperation you even chop and freeze tomatoes (ok, maybe that’s just me). But as a safe […]

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Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Eating on the Wild Side, The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson   I just finished reading Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. I have always been a Jo Robinson enthusiast, but this book has pushed me into full-fledged fandom. In Eating on the Wild Side Ms. Robinson explores just how […]

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Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

The heirlooms are finally here. Every year I plant several different heirloom tomato plants. This year they went in the ground early, grew lush and green, set lots of tomatoes, and then everything stopped. I don’t have hardly any ripe tomatoes and now many of the plants are looking quite ill. I guess tomatoes aren’t […]

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How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes – Canning and Preserving Month

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How to Dry Cherry Tomatoes – Canning and Preserving Month

Is your garden DEMANDING to be harvested? Mine certainly is! Seems like the cucumbers, peaches, cherry tomatoes, green beans and zucchini all need to be picked NOW. Guess it’s the official start of Canning and Preserving Month here at Seed to Pantry. First up – drying cherry tomatoes.  What are you canning and preserving this […]

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Growing a Perennial Vegetable Garden

Filed in Grow Your Own Food, Uncategorized by on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Growing a Perennial Vegetable Garden

Unless you live in a tropical environment, the thought of growing  vegetables as perennials may seem unlikely. But left to their own devices, many vegetables are self-sowing, allowing you more time plan and plant the rest of the garden. Lettuce: Even if you live in the far north, you can grow lettuce as a perennial […]

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Get Ready To Plant Your Tomatoes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Get Ready To Plant Your Tomatoes

Is it time to plant your tomatoes? Tomatoes are best planted after all danger of a frost has passed. Here in the Mid-Columbia I’ve made a tradition of planting on Mother’s Day. Only once have I had frost nip the plants. But this year my plants are HUGE and begging to be put in the […]

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Favorite Homemade Marinara Sauce

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Favorite Homemade Marinara Sauce

One of the best things about having a home garden is growing tomatoes. And one of the best things about growing tomatoes is canning them to use later in the year. I am too lazy to can whole tomatoes, but happily put up jars and jars of fresh tomato puree. (See how to can your […]

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Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants, and no wonder. A fresh tomato bears almost no resemblance to store-bought tomatoes. A freshly grown tomato is juicy, not mealy. Flavorful, not bland. And they come in a rainbow of yellow, orange, purple, green, rosy pink, and brightest scarlet, not just monochromatic red. You can […]

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5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
5 Tips for Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Tired of the long winter? Pull yourself out of the doldrums by planning and planting your own tomato seeds. There’s nothing that will help you dream of warm spring days more than the thought of lush, ripe summertime tomatoes. Start with these quick tips, then join us tomorrow for a more in-depth tomato tutorial! 1. […]

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