Contents

The tomato story 6

The tomatoes 8

The plant 10 • The leaves 12 • The fruits 13 • The flavor 14 The benefits 15 • Best for sauces and salsas 16 • Best for soups 18 Best for salads 20 • Standard globe 22 • Cherry 36 • Beefsteak 52 Plum 64 • Weird and wonderful 74

In the garden 78

A tomato for every climate 80 • Where should I grow my tomatoes? 82 Preparing the soil 88 • Seed or plantlet? 90 • How to sow seeds 92 The first few weeks ... 94 • Toughening up 96 • Planting 98 • Crop rotation 102 • A little help from friends 104 • Mulching 106 • Food and drink 108 Removing sideshoots 110 • Pollination 112 • Pests and diseases 114 What's wrong with my leaves? 116 • What's wrong with my tomatoes? 118 Reaping the harvest 120 • Save your favorite seeds 124 • All for show 126 Get grafting 128 • Create a variety of your very own 130

In the kitchen 132

Preparation 134 • Cooking 140 • Preserving 142 • The recipes 144

Glossary and Useful resources 186 Index 188

Acknowledgments 192

How To Can Tangy Tomatoes

How To Can Tangy Tomatoes

Interested In Canning Juicy Tomatoes? Here's How You Can Prepare Canned Tomatoes At Home. A Comprehensive Guide On Tomato Canning. The process of canning tomatoes at home has been a family tradition with many generations. Making home canned or home tinned tomatoes is something that is remembered by families for years! You must have surely seen your granny canning tomatoes at home in order to prepare for the approaching winters. In winters, one is usually unsure of getting fresh tomatoes.

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