Tomato Garden Planning And Expansion

It may take a few seasons to figure out how many tomato plants it will take to produce all of the tomato products your family will need for an entire year.  For Living Traditions Homestead, they have reached that point.  They grow 70 tomato plants to feed their family of four which is about two […]

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A Frankenstein Tomato

While I am waiting for my own tomatoes to grow, I still have to buy them from the super market.  The strangest thing happened when I cut this one in half.  It had no pulp!!  I had just cut it in half….Who scooped out the pulp?…Needless to say …I was so shocked by this that […]

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Tomato Plant Maintenance Tips

This homesteader lives in East Tennessee which is a humid area.  Below are a few tips that she shares on keeping her tomato plants healthy in the middle of a hot and rainy summer. She prunes her tomatoes and gets rid of weeds. To prevent Blight (a plant disease caused by fungi such as mildews, […]

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Saving Tomato Seeds – Fermentation

This is a quick reference on how to save tomato seeds.  It will include fermentation which helps remove germination inhibitors and seed-borne diseases.  Only heirloom seeds should be kept because hybrids will not breed true to the parent. Tools: Cup Water Colander Paper towel Rubber bands Envelope and pen Plate Steps: Select the tomato that […]

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