Summer time means it’s gardening time. One of the most popular fruits or vegetables grown is the tomatoes. Some people say they have great success and others experience failure. Learn about some very common mistakes made when growing tomatoes and how to fix them in this article. Everyone should enjoy growing tomatoes. Enjoy!
If you are like me, all the Summer produce comes ready to harvest all at the same time. One of my family’s favorite meals is Pork Carnitas which is best made with homemade salsa! This delicious but simple salsa uses up onions, garlic, heritage tomatoes and bell peppers (capsicum) and (chillies if you want). This […]
It always happens. Inevitably we end up with more zucchini that we can possibly eat in time before the next batch is ready. I like summer squash, don’t get me wrong. But using up the excessive volumes of zucchini can be hard. My mother in law freezes grated summer squash for adding to soups and […]
It may seem obvious – tomatoes are ready to pick when they are evenly a lush red color. But what if, like me, you are waiting for a pink variety to go red before harvesting them? Each variety of heirloom tomatoes look different when they are ripe. Some old-fashioned tomatoes are yellow, some orange, some […]
Homegrown tomatoes of any sort beat store bought hands down. If you want to ramp up the flavor, texture, and appearance, heirloom tomatoes are the way to go. Add that to the sustainability of seed saving factor and they are nothing but a huge win in my eyes.
The most frustrating part of tomato growing is dealing with tomato problems. It’s so irritating to wait all year for your homegrown tomatoes only to have them ruined by disease, pests, or rotten spots. This article aims to help you identify and address issues that affect the tomato fruit. A companion article covers tomato leaf […]