One of my favorite tastes of the summer is that of a fresh, homegrown tomato. And one of our family’s favorite ways to eat tomatoes during the year is in a delicious, chunky, salsa. Here’s a great recipe for zesty salsa, adapted slightly from the Ball Canning Blue Book, to make do with the peppers […]
I love grouping my container plants according to garden themes. There are many themed gardens you can try planting. But a favorite garden theme of mine is the Salsa Garden! First, you need a container sized tomato plant. Then, you need a large container with potting soil mix suitable for vegetables. You’ll want a variety […]
In Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) I talk about using container gardens as a way to garden intensively in small-spaces. But not just any vegetable can be planted in a container and expected to thrive. “Check the mature size of the plant for an idea of whether you can expect it to […]
I love speaking with new gardeners. Their first question tends to be “How hard is it to grow tomatoes?” For me personally, they are quite easy, but for a novice they can be intimidating. Planting is really the easy part. It is caring that takes a bit of time and a lot of patience. Getting […]
With September just around the corner, I have been craving my favorite fall recipes. However, the last few weeks of summer heat are sweltering, and I don’t want to heat up my stove too often when it’s already so hot outside. Luckily, I have devised a solution. After much experimentation, I have found a way […]
Delicious tomatoes are a delight to grow. Support healthy tomato plants by providing good growing conditions.