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11/7/2012
In this piece, author Mary Moss-Sprague discusses the simple pleasures of tasty, home-canned tomato preserves.
11/18/2011
“Black” tomatoes still reign with the best of the reds and pinks bi-colored and cherry tomatoes still growing in popularity.
6/2/2009
Learn how to make your own plant supports; perfect for tomatoes or similar vine fruits and vegetables.
9/2/2010
What is the strongest, easiest-to-store tomato cage you’ve used?
7/5/2013
Use these green tomato recipes when garden season leaves you with an abundance of green tomatoes on your vines.
10/8/2008
The instinct to share home grown herbs, flowers and vegetables runs strong in gardeners, so sharing home grown goodies brings heartfelt rewards.
7/30/2008
Learn how to calculate best planting times for fall harvested crops.
11/30/2010
Done with flimsy, store-bought tomato cages that fall over when the wind blows? Build long-lasting, heavy-duty tomato cages to fit your garden with one of our four plans.
12/18/2013
Readers responded eagerly to our call for recipes to use up green tomatoes. An Ohio woman wowed the judges with her entry.
10/8/2008
In addition to the beans you planted to harvest dry, a good gleaning may yield a surprising harvest of gourmet beans.
5/16/2012
Here are two helpful tips that will help you have a successful tomato plant.
9/6/2013
I learned an important gardening lesson from fighting tomato blight.
1/23/2013
We're getting revved up for winter seed swaps, and planning our tomato plantings to account for all the great tasting events next summer and fall. Find out how to find your own local events, or host your own!
8/20/2008
When the right bread envelopes sun-ripened tomatoes, one of the most righteous tastes of summer is yours to enjoy.   
10/3/2013
To prevent algae growth deterioration by sun damage to a plastic rainwater tank, cover it with a painted bed sheet.
12/2/2013
A small apiary uses a unique system to extract honey from frames.
3/8/2012
Spring is here and those tomato plants that were started in January are settled into their new hoophouse home. I have hopes for early tomatoes; will a late freeze stifle this goal?
4/2/2014
After a terrible tart cherry season in 2012, Cheribundi was forced to expand their product line.
8/29/2011
Join me on a tomato hornworm hunt!
2/7/2014
EZ Tomato Cages are collapsible and sturdy unlike many currently on the market.
7/4/2012
Talking about the back up generator failure along with recent golf cart modifications.
1/20/2012
Rainwater Warehouse introduces a complete line of rainwater harvesting systems and products available for purchase on their new website.
9/30/2010
After a summer of growing sweet potatoes, fall is the long-awaited time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Properly harvesting sweet potatoes, followed by sound curing and storage methods, will ensure you can enjoy your crop through the winter months.  
12/20/2013
Drought has been displaced by winter storms in the headlines, but persistent water shortages are plaguing much of North America, and the past 18 months have seen a global outbreak of water emergencies.
10/8/2010
Don't waste your green tomatoes! Pull them off the vine before the frost comes and ripen them indoors.
2/10/2010
Amy Goldman has done gardeners an unprecedented service with The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table, an excellent source for comprehensive flavor ratings of 200 heirloom tomato varieties.
7/3/2008
Try these organic techniques to help prevent tomato early blight.
2/13/2012
Tomato frenzy has begun! Here are the tomato varieties I'm growing in my 2012 vegetable garden.
1/29/2009
Yes, it's possible to harvest trees from your own property to build a timber-frame structure. But here are a few things to consider before you decide to go ahead.
11/21/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Missouri farmer Bryce Oates shares why he values reading (Eliot Coleman, especially) and how it impacts his fall growing season.
10/18/2013
A gourmet guide to preserving the last harvest from your garden.
11/20/2013
A young homesteading family experiences their first harvest season and is able to preserve enough produce to last the winter.
7/25/2011
Make homegrown tomatoes the star of tonight’s dinner by whipping up Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion. Made with just three ingredients, this sweet, rich sauce is a classic.
9/11/2012
Adding lemon juice to tomatoes before canning is not an option! Neither is being distracted and forgetting what you're doing.
5/14/2010
Consider grafting your favorite tomato varieties onto disease-resistant rootstock to foil soilborne diseases.
10/16/2010
The roundwood truss system described here enables DIYers to build their own trusses at very low cost. You can gather truckloads of poles from national forests, enough for several small houses, for the cost of one $25 firewood permit.
5/23/2012
Describing how we are trying to provide a low budget solar panel back up system for under 1000 dollars that will run our laptops and router along with a few other things if the local power grid has any issues.
1/3/2012
Sue Parker shares her grandmother's secrets to a strong tomato crop.
10/8/2009
How to roast green tomatoes to be eaten alone or to boost the flavor of other recipes.
10/9/2009
How to make canned green tomato relish.
10/8/2009
Learn how to make fried green tomatoes with a cheesy crust with this twist on a classic Southern recipe.
10/8/2009
How to make Thai-inspired fried green tomatoes.
10/7/2009
Readers share tips and tricks for storing green tomatoes and keeping them longer.
2/15/2011
Creating tomato grafts may be a great way to grow tomatoes organically. Tomato grafting has emerged as one good way to bring resistance to soilborne diseases to susceptible heirloom varieties.
2/7/2013
The Rainwater Hub is an entirely new answer to the limits of traditional downspout diverters and rain barrel systems. The Rainwater Hub distributes rainwater up to 150 feet through regular garden hoses.
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
7/17/2012
Blackberry picking only happens at the height of summer, but is well worth the thorn wounds!
3/27/2011
Harvesting honey from an experimental frameless beehive.
6/28/2012
Harvesting our potatoes is another family event where everyone gets their feet and hands a little dirty!
8/6/2013
How my dad defended himself from overly generous gardeners.
9/9/2013
Get creative in the kitchen by baking with your harvest. These sweet recipes will change the way you think about baking with fruits and vegetables.
9/13/2013
My second visit to the seventh annual Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival.
7/1/2013
Tomatoes are a great vegetable, perfect for all occasions and relatively easy to grow. Here is a way to double, even triple your seedlings while boosting your existing ones.
8/10/2011
Check out the best photos of Editor-in-Chief Cheryl Long’s first harvest of heirloom tomatoes this summer.
7/14/2008
Have you kept up with the recent salmonella outbreak in tomatoes? According to the Centers for Disease control, the outbreak may have moved on to hot peppers.
7/3/2008
Still anxious about the Salmonella found in tomatoes? Although some cases have been reported as recently as late June, don’t let it stop you from enjoying fresh, seasonal tomatoes. 
9/4/2009
Find out the risks of growing food plants on galvanized wire, and what precautions you should take when handling galvanized materials.
7/30/2008
Don't want your tomatoes to rot? Treat the problem here!
4/1/2010
Editor in chief Cheryl Long explains how to find the best-tasting vegetable varieties to plant in your garden, and talks about three of her favorites: ‘Carmen’ sweet peppers, ‘Sungold’ cherry tomatoes and ‘Floriani’ grain corn.
6/8/2010
You’ll need to choose a nonreactive pan, such as stainless steel, when cooking acidic foods, such as tomato sauce.
7/11/2012
Michelle Corbett's grandmother and great-grandmother taught her to use a natural compost consisting of eggshells and coffee grounds.
5/2/2013
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
8/16/2012
If you've been wondering how to dehrydrate tomatoes, look no further! We've compiled step-by-step instructions on solar dehydrating tomatoes, complete with photos from our own experience drying veggies in the solar dryer at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS office.
9/10/2009
Find out the pros and cons of using aluminum cookware, and learn how to distinguish aluminum from stainless steel.
1/24/2013
EZ Tomato Cages are the brainstorm of two friends, both fed up with purchasing tomato cages that were cheaply fabricated, weak and difficult to store.
7/23/2010
I’ve learned that gardening in small spaces can be challenging, but I’ve had great success with a Topsy Turvy tomato planter this year. Have you used similar products in your home? How do you handle gardening in small spaces?
2/26/2014
Some tomato varieties wilt when temperatures get too hot. Find heat-tolerant tomato varieties that can grow robust tomato plants in hot climates.
8/2/2013
Learn about what goes on at the Heritage Harvest Festival in Virginia and the Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania, both held in September.
11/29/2013
In preparation for a large chicken harvest later in the season, a few homesteaders perform a trial run to test their chicken harvesting capabilities.
11/2/2012
Smaller version of the original Gardener’s Hollow Leg is perfect for picking dinner!
9/8/2010
Engineer Venkappa Gani leads by example when it comes to sustainable living. His entire backyard is an organic garden, an edible landscape that borders his rainwater harvesting tank collectors overlooked by solar panels that power his home (and more!). Gani is dedicated to sustainability, a word he lives by everyday at his suburban home in Austin, Texas. 
2/10/2011
How using a refractometer can increase your honey production, how a refractometer works and how to use a refractometer.
12/6/2011
A historic ice house on the LeDuc-Simmons Estate and a local ice harvest at Lake Rebecca demonstrate how ice and other perishables were kept cold in the hot summer months during the 19th century.
10/17/2012
Crossing a creek using cinder block stepping stones one year after installation and using cinder blocks to repair driveway ruts. Shoveling mulch from a Club Car golf cart and a nice image of turkey tail mushrooms popping up from a log of walnut.
11/30/2011
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
5/28/2010
One reader submits a photo of her tomato harvest, shaped in the form of a peace sign. Don't forget to submit your own photos to our CU Photo Gallery. Maybe your favorite moments will pop up on the homepage one day for all the world to see!
8/26/2013
It takes a few good rationalizations to get through the busiest part of the growing season.
4/18/2012
This crustless quiche is easy to make, and the flavor of the roasted tomatoes permeates every delicious bite.
10/7/2009
Readers share recipes and ideas for using up all those end-of-season green tomatoes.
8/16/2013
A perfectly ripe heirloom tomato is one of the great joys of summer, here are some tips for organizing your own heirloom tomato party.
3/24/2010
Consult these seed starting tips for easy advice on seed planting, using the best materials, watering, grow lights and more.
2/26/2014
Learning how to graft tomatoes yourself not only saves money but gives you unlimited options for what varieties you choose to graft. With a little practice, you can become skilled at this worthwhile technique.
1/22/2014
Creating a landrace of promiscuously pollinated tomatoes. Details about my major plant breeding project for the next few seasons and a plea for help.
4/8/2014
Home experiment reveals tomato seedlings started in water heated in a microwave do not grow well. How different are we from plants?
5/30/2012
How far along are your tomatoes? Ira Wallace gets inspired by gorgeous gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, and shares a quick, easy recipe for tomato sauce.
7/30/2012
Solar food drying is incredibly easy with a solar food dehydrator, which requires very little effort to make perfectly preserved produce.
10/24/2011
Rachel and her husband committed to a year without groceries, and they made it! She shares her experiences in local food in this post.
6/7/2012
Harvesting abundance in the early spring.
9/15/2012
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
10/16/2012
Join us in fighting the threat of GMOs: California's Right to Know (Prop 37) for GMO labeling leads the nation, and the Southern Exposure lawsuit against Monsanto continues to push through the courts. Plus, fall gardening can be easier than summer!
8/14/2008
One locavore takes responsibility for raising and slaughtering her own chickens.
12/26/2012
An update on generating electricity with pedal power and which exercise bike we decided on and testing soil for nutrient ratios along with fixing a pair of leaky boots with adhesive and inner tube scrap patch.
10/3/2012
YIKES! What to do when you've planted too many veggies? Is your garden producing more than one family can eat? Sure, you can give it away. But wait! Try pickling those garden gems. This way, you'll be able to enjoy them through the winter and beyond!
5/29/2012
Tips for keeping your tomato plants healthy.
8/7/2012
Learn how to use less energy canning tomato products.
3/11/2010
The staff at MOTHER EARTH NEWS plants tomatoes and peppers during a seed-planting project at the office.
10/26/2011
Try something really unusual on your toast or English muffin: Tomato jam. And it tastes really, really good!
1/2/2012
Having early tomatoes is a new goal of mine going into the first spring with my hoophouse. Join me and follow my blog to see if my strategies work.
7/27/2009
To better accommodate the planting schedule of gardeners in the southern United States, California’s Natural Gardening Company will make a dozen varieties of tomato transplants available by mid-August.
5/24/2013
Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, helps refugees transition from growing food for their families to operating small businesses that sell produce at farmers markets, local grocery stores and to area restaurants.
3/25/2011
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
9/17/2012
Monticello's Heritage Harvest Festival inspired us to keep at those challenges that frustrate us on the farm.
8/22/2012
Using oil seed radishes to add organic matter to the ground and attracting native pollinators with a nest site. Harvesting sweet potato seeds if we're lucky and admiring the parasitic wasp's ability to lay white egg sacs into the body of a horn worm
5/30/2012
So, what do you do if you neglected to start your veggies way back in January or February? You had good intentions but there always seemed to be something that stole your attention. Now it’s the planting season and you have nothing to plant...
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
11/14/2012
A story of life, death and rebirth of a hoop house.
8/27/2012
Dog days of summer? Yes, but there is still a lot of the grwoing season left. Protect yourself from the late summer sun with these tried 'n true items ... tested by a gardener who knows more than she'd like to about skin cancer.
9/4/2012
Solar drying experiences in 2012, including tomato varieties Principe Borghese and Long Tom.
3/2/2010
The experience of growing one's first garden is a thrill one will never forget.
7/18/2012
Describes a method of protecting tomatoes from excessive heat using a sunscreen, vermicompost tea, pulling blighted leaves.
11/28/2007
Bruschetta, the classic Italian appetizer, brings out the best of a few basic ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and fresh bread.
5/11/2012
Part of gardening is knowing what to do with your veggies after you've grown them. Here, we will examine what to do with those pie pumpkins this upcoming Fall.
9/17/2012
Have you ever had leftover bread, but you don't want to throw it away or give it to the birds? Here's what you do: Panzanella. This Italian salad will throw your taste buds for a loop, and it all starts with leftover, stale bread.
9/1/2010
A homemade solar food dryer allows you to dry tomatoes and apples for delicious and nutritious winter snacks and addition to your meals.
4/27/2012
At the gardens of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, we're preparing to plant sweet potato slips, hardening off transplants, and enjoying an abundance of spring cabbage. Learn tips and tricks for getting your transplants ready for the great outdoors.
5/16/2012
Summer intern Megan describes her first time gardening at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, planting cucumbers for the first time and watering the office garden.
8/14/2012
A report on the potato onion taste test and some details on the annual tomato harvest and storage methods along with digging up ragweed plants.
8/29/2012
Tackling the old wives tale I heard recently down at the hardware store how a penny inserted into the flesh of a tomato plant stalk will help that plant fight off or maybe prevent a blight attack along with data on trying to trap a wild rabbit.
8/15/2012
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
2/15/2011
You don't need vegan recipes to cook vegan. Make delicious vegan dishes out of regular recipes by substituting tofu for meat in chicken-cauliflower salad. In dairy-based recipes, such as wheat berry pudding, use vanilla coconut milk in place of dairy milk. Pair with crusty white bread and avocado-corn salsa for a delicious vegan meal!
5/1/2012
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.


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