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  1. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I am so hooked on canning!! Today I made tomato jam. This stuff is sooooo good! It is savory and sweet and spicy and has some heat from red papper flakes. I am sorry I waited so long to get brave and try canning! This weekend when I pick up my bountiful basket order I added on a 25# case of...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    13 February 2012 Tomato Seed Planting 13 February 2012 Tomato Seed Planting Tomato seeds planted for placing outdoors about 24 May 2012. Pots are plastic cups with holes burned in the sides to make a small water reservoir and to supply drainage.A coffee filter was placed in each pot to prevent...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    13 August 2010 Tomato Types 13 August 2010 Tomato types Pictures were taken of the stem side and the obverse to indicate typical vine ripened growth. Perfect tomatoes are seldom vine ripened. Most commercial tomatoes are picked on the green side, hence tend to have a good appearance. Of my...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    i have a huge picture window that with a stand high enough so the sun shines on the plants would work wonderfully for the plants to get enough sun....do you think it's possible to grow some cherry tomatoes inside or will the plants get yucky and attract fruit flies etc....and how big would the...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    9 February 2011 Planting Tomato Seeds. Method. 9 February 2011 Planting Tomato Seeds. Method. 10 November 2010 Indoor Seed Planting. 10 November 2010 Indoor Seed Planting. Method of making the pots. 9 February 2011. Six varieties of tomato seeds were planted indoors. Four seeds per pot which...
  6. Meal planning
    Some of these look really good, although the clam chowder with tomatoes and no clams is an abomination. 50 Things to Make With Pasta Sauce : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network
  7. Pasta
    Cheap and Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe DescriptionI have tomatoes coming out my ears and they are super cheap at the farmer's market just now so here is a super simple, super tasty pasta sauce. This makes two to three cups of sauce depending on your tomatoes. Just double up if you have more...
  8. Soups and stews Recipes
    5 ingredients, a tomato black bean soup Recipe DescriptionThis was VERY good, simple, soup and could be made as extravagant as you like by adding more ingredients. Preparation Steps:Soak black beans overnight. I only used 1 cup of black beans. Drain water and rinse. Open...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    Darn it, I should have picked it sooner. Serves me right. There are several green ones on the plant, I'll try and pick them as soon as they turn pink.
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    This is my first tomato plant, grown from seed. It is a couple months old and I am so proud of it. However, in the last week or two, the bottom leaves began to yellow and wilt, eventually just dying on the plant. Just yesterday, the next leaves started to yellow. I have looked up some...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    10 August 2011 Tomato Juice 10 August 2011 Tomato Juice Many tomatoes in the garden so they are converted into tomato juice. After experimenting the method is well established. Wash tomatoes, cut into quarters, cook on very low heat until soft, use only a glass of water to start the boiling...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    6 August 2011 Green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers for Juice. 6 August 2011 Green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers made into Juice. Green Peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers were made into juice and pressure canned for long term storage. The pictures depict the method. This is a suitable method for...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    6 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. 8 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. There are three prolific plants alongside the deck, growing up a trellis. They have large, dark colored fruit, and are the only type of marble sized tomato that I now grow. They have a pleasant taste and are usually eaten...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    This seems to be a bad year for these.I hadn't noticed any,but this past week had turned us upside down and I didn't get a chance to even look at the garden.So this morning I notice and pick off about 8 of them.It has been quite a few years since I have had this problem.Anyone else have them...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    I was surprised yesterday while watering the two Big Boy tomato plants I have in a container. A little green tomato is growing, hidden by all the foliage :). I'm so proud, particularly since I lost the first crop of blossoms to a terrible rainstorm.
  16. Homesteading and gardening
    29 July 2011 Tomato Juice 29 July 2011 Tomato Juice There were about 15 liters of ripe, fresh tomatoes in the garden, which were made into tomato juice. Twelve liters of juice was produced. The pictures depict the procedure, which is: Wash, cut into fours, boil gently, and make into a mash...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    25 July 2011 Lemon Boy Tomato 25 July 2011 Lemon Boy Tomato This tomato is a hybrid and is almost perfect in shape and is an ideal size. Texture is nice and it is one of the most prolific tomatoes that I have grown. Being conditioned to believing that tomatoes should be red in color, it takes a...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    25 July 2011 Black Krim Tomato 25 July 2011 Black Krim Tomato There are about ten Black Krim tomato plants. This is my favorite tomato. It is a dark fleshed heritage type, which I grew from seed. It has a nice texture and certainly a strong tomato taste with a thin skin. I have found that all...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    ~I already returned the SFG book to the library so I don't even remember if they covered how to use the trellis I built. I'm having 4 Big Boy tomatoes(indeterminate) use the trellis. I do know to pinch off suckers and the bottom branches. They each have about 3-4 sets of branches, is that ok...
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    26 April 2011 Tomato Plant Growth to date. 26 April 2011 Tomato Plant Growth to date. The tomato plants are doing well. They may have to be placed in larger pots, since they cannot be placed in the ground until about 26 of May. The new Greenhouse is serving me well. Transplanting Tomato Plants...
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