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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    14 April 2012 Tomatoes 14 April 2012 Tomato Plants All plants are thriving in the greenhouse. There are about 30 for the garden, and I have many extra, but there are so few gardeners that they are difficult to give away. 31 March 2012 Tomato Growth 31 March 2012 Tomato Growth Tomatoes are...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HEHER 31 March 2012 Tomato Growth Tomatoes are placed into larger pots as they become large enough. All are growing well. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BLMTL 12 March 2012 Tomatoes Germination and Growth. The greenhouse has been cool so germination has been slow, but the...
  3. Question and Answer
    I just tried looking online to see if i can find a recipe but not finding anything accept for fresh tomatoes...trying to figure out what to buy when i go shopping next week...I dont want to blow my money on spaghetti sauce if i can make it with cheaper things that can also be used for other...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    July was very dry and I was away so didn't water, relying on mulch to retain some moisture. 15 September 2011 Tomatoes Processing. 15 September 2011 Tomatoes 6 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. 8 August 2011 Black Cherry Tomato. 3 August 2011 Produce Picked 3 August 2011 Produce Picked. 29 July...
  5. General Chat
    I still have a lot of green tomatoes on the vine. But it's the end of October in Iowa, and I know I need to do something with them. Can I just pick and bring them in? Should I cut off part of the vine with them? Do I store in fridge? In a cool place? Warm place? Dark place? Light place...
  6. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    The Price Chopper midwest chain has 15oz Red Gold tomato products on sale this week for 75c a can (4 for $3). If you buy 10 cans there is a $5 instant rebate at the register. This comes to 25c a can. If you have the $1 off 4 cans coupon that was on their web site a number of weeks back.... it...
  7. Pressure cooker
    Here's the link Meathead: No-Fuss Kosher Dill Pickled Green Tomatoes
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    HELP!!! I have about 50 full size green tomatoes on the vines and this week is suppose to be very chillly for the nights. What am I suppose to do with all of them ( and frying them all and eating them would lead to a BIG belly ache ). Any advise is helpful, I would like to pick them and let...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    Well I'm trying something this year that I wanted to tell you guys about. I was ready to get rid of my tomato plants, it's getting colder and I just don't think they would do well. A friend said if I take all the green ones and put them in a flat box in the basement out of the light I could keep...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    15 September 2011 Tomatoes Processing. 15 September 2011 Tomatoes The last of the tomatoes were picked and made into juice. Frost is eminent. Method. Cut into pieces, boiled and mashed, strained and pressure canned in liter jars. Parsley, green peppers, celery, and carrots were added to...
  11. General Chat
    So I went to the produce auction today. I am canning tomatoes as I type this. I have 15 pecks of romas to take care of. I couldn't resist buying 2 pecks of heirloom yellow tomatoes as well - they were only $3.50 a peck and they are just so pretty. What would you do with them? I am not sure...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    19 May 2011 Tomatoes. Planting outdoors. 19 May 2011 Tomatoes. Planting outdoors. It appears there will be no more frost, so the it was decided to start planting the tomatoes in the outdoor garden. These plants were grown in the greenhouse. The variety planted today is Black Krim, Pink Winner...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    I splurged and bought a small green house at Menards for about $125 this spring. Now I want a big one. The difference it has made is enormous. the plants are not leggy at all and the stems are as thick as straws. other things are not so fantastic . I did learn some things need to be started...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Does anybody NOT plant tomatoes? :laugh: What are you planting this year? My plans are: 2 Beefsteak for slicing. 8-10 Roma for salsa and chili sauce 4 cherry, half for the chickens, half for us. :D
  15. Question and Answer
    I have 6-8 med/lg tomatoes that are too soft to be eaten in a salad or sammy but don't want to toss them either. Should I dice them up and use them in soup? Care to share your other uses for almost spoiled tomatoes?
  16. Kitchen Basics
    Hello! Our neighbor presented us with 3 bags of whole frozen tomatoes from his garden (approximately 18-20 tomatoes in total). I have never attempted a spaghetti sauce using fresh frozen tomatos. I would like to make a large batch of sauce (on the stove or slow cooker...makes no difference)...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    I am buried in cherry tomatoes. I don't have a pressure canner.........do have a water bath canner. Don't have a juicer (but can borrow one from a df)......but have cheesecloth and blender. Not real crazy about seeding them NOR peeling them.......... So...........what do you do with them...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    If I attempt to can them...what exactly do I do? I assume I have to peel them? Is this by putting them in boiling water for a few seconds and then ice water and then the skin is easier to peel? I assume i would seed them and then what? can them whole? Can I just put them in a jar and...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    Ok I've looked around online to see if I can come up with a solution to getting rid of these pesky critters...but other than using old coffee grounds around the plants...I've not found alot of other helpful ideas. Sooo...suggestions, advice, or ideas? Anybody?? HELP!!!! Thanks in advance. :)
  20. Pasta
    Farfalle with Sausage Recipe DescriptionBowtie pasta with Sausage and tomatoes Preparation Steps:I just made this for lunch and it was really good. I adapted it from several other recipes and it tastes just like what I recently had at a nice resturant. I believe this costs...
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