Lacto Fermented Spicy Green Tomato Pickles

Spicy Green Tomato Pickles Feature Photo

While I still have garlic to plant and sweet potatoes to harvest, our summer gardening season is coming to an end. One of the first crops to finish, of course was the tomatoes. In an effort to waste as little as possible I spent last Saturday afternoon gathering up the green tomatoes, some of which will become spicy green tomato pickles.

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Rustic Lamb Stew and A Few Words About Soaking Grains

lamb stew

This past week we saw some of the coldest days of the year. Those kind days where you crave something nice and hot, something that warms one from the inside out. Unfortunately, one of these days occurred when I had not planned for something nice and hot. We were nearing the end of our grocery cycle and there was little on hand to work with. At a loss, I scanned the freezer and the cupboard for inspiration and, at the last minute, threw together a concoction that, had I tried, could not have been any more delicious.

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More Tomato Troubles ~ Blossom Drop

Blossom drop in tomatoes ~ Black Fox

Blossom drop is a condition where the blossoms of the tomato plant drop before they can produce fruit. This condition isn’t restricted just to tomatoes, it can also be found in cucumbers and squash. Read more to find out about the causes and how it can be controlled.

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Decoding Tomatoes: Tomato Stuff You May Have Wondered About But Were Afraid To Ask

Some of our favorite heirloom varieties: Cherokee Purple, Cream Sausage, and Austin's Pear

Share …a  post with the new gardener in mind. When I first started growing tomatoes, I thought a tomato was simply a red fruited vine that one planted in the summer. It wasn’t until I gained momentum and little bit … Continue reading

Vegetable Varieties: Hybrid vs. Heirloom

Cherokee Purple Seedlings

ShareThis is Part 4 in a series on Fall Gardening.  Part 1 can be read here; Part 2 can be read here; and Part 3 can be read here. While shopping for your fall garden seeds you’ll notice that seeds … Continue reading

Fall Gardening: Tender vs. Semi-hardy Vegetables


ShareThis is Part III in a series on fall gardening.  Part I can be read here and Part II can be read here. In planning your fall garden you will find that most crops are divided into two categories: tender … Continue reading

In Case You Missed Us…


ShareHere is a review of what we posted this week: Fall Gardening: Part I in a series; the benefits of planting a fall garden and how to go about planning one. …And More Tomato Troubles: A follow up to the … Continue reading