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How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show...
Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners
Enter the annual Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden...
Tomatoes are not hard to grow; they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so...
What To Do With All Those Tomatoes
Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder, and in many parts of the country, frost is...
How to Dry Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs
Consider drying tomatoes and peppers and herbs in late summer to keep them longer. Drying is one of...
How to Can Tomatoes at Home
Here’s how to can tomatoes (whole peeled tomatoes) using easy water-bath canning. Enjoy that garden...
How to Can Tomato Sauce: Recipe and Tips
Have you ever canned tomato sauce? This super-basic canned (jarred) tomato sauce contains only...
How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully
It’s easy to save your own tomato seeds from one year to the next. Most tomatoes hold 100 or more...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think juicy tomatoes, ripe melons,...
Troubleshooting Top 10 Tomato Problems
What is wrong with my tomatoes? What are common tomato diseases? Why are the leaves on my tomato...
Growing Tomatoes From Sowing to Harvest
We’ll show you how to plant tomatoes, whether seeding indoors, potting up, or transplanting...
10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard crop, and growing them is easier than you might think. These...
How to Choose Tomato Varieties to Grow
How do you choose the best tomato variety for your yard? There are so many tempting tomato...
Tempting Tomatoes for 2020
Ah, sun-ripened, juicy tomatoes! There are so many tantalizing varieties. Have you seen the newest...
Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest! We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right...
How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato...
Purple Reigns! Why Purple Foods Are Good for You
Purple power! Did you know that purple vegetables and fruit aren’t just colorful? These edibles are...
Grow Tomatoes From Seed the Easy Way
Grow tomatoes by seed! Besides finding them a fraction of the cost of grocery-store tomatoes, you...
New Plants for the New Year
The new year is here and with it comes a crop of new plants for the garden. It has been too cold to...
Some Green Tomatoes Are Meant to Stay Green
Usually, when we see a green tomato, it’s just unripe and will eventually turn red. However, there...
Tomato Diseases and Disorders
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the...
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest...
A Tomato Salad to Die For
There is nothing as delicious as a fully ripe, deep red, juicy, garden, heirloom tomato. Here’s a...
Tomato and Strawberry Salsa Recipe
Love this salsa! The sweetness of the strawberries and spice from the peppers combine for pure ...
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
One of the joys of summer is standing in the garden eating sun-warmed cherry tomatoes right off the...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Strategic Moves: Tips for Easier Gardening
Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,...
March is Jam-Packed with New Plants and Ideas
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs
The first one arrived in mid-November. My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs. I...
Tomatoes: Fruit or Vegetable?
Last blog I asked you what edibles you would plant if you were limited to only three. The response...
Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe—It’s Dessert!
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Blog: The Tomato Circle: Planting Tomatoes Horizontally
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes. A woman at the high school plant...