more about: Tomato

My Rotten Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are the rage nowadays, as everybody and their cousin with the goiter hail them for their superior, seductive flavor. But what happens when you get sucked into the hype and your special tomatoes disappoint? Join a convent? No — listen to the wise words of Grumpy.

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What’s Attacking My Killer Tomatoes?

Yes, it’s the beginning of that wonderful time of year, when you go out to pick that first delicious tomato after people like me told you tomatoes were so easy to grow. But instead of finding luscious, red fruit, you find something that makes you want to slap a baby seal. Don’t do that — it’ll show up on YouTube […]

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Gardening Gone Mad: Meet the Tomato-Potato Plant!

Who among us hasn’t been bothered by the fact that when we grow a tomato plant, it produces just tomatoes? Wouldn’t it be much better if that plant grew both tomatoes AND potatoes? Well, happy day, now there’s a Franken-plant that does just that! From the top, you harvest cherry tomatoes, while the roots produce a bumper crop of spuds. […]

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Ripen Those Green Tomatoes!

October is here,  which means frost is coming in a few weeks for most of us. So what are you going to do with those dozens of green tomatoes still hanging on the vine? Let them freeze and turn into disgusting mush? No. You’re going to ripen them indoors. Here’s how.

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Attack of the Alien Sprouting Tomato!

Imagine this: You’re sitting down to enjoy a salad made with a beautiful, ripe tomato just picked from the garden. You slice it open and……there are seeds sprouting inside!

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5 Minute Recipe: Over-the-Top Tomato Sandwich

According to Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark, there are “only two things that money can’t buy, that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes” – a fact that leaves us longing all winter for the perfect summer sandwich. It’s hard to beat the iconic soft-white-bread Southern classic, especially when there’s homemade mayo involved and the tomatoes are still warm from the backyard […]

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Ugliest Tomato Honored!

Earlier this summer, Grumpy posed a challenge to his readers. Send him a photo of the ugliest tomato you grew this year and the ugliest of all will win a prize. Well, the winner has been chosen! And it’s uglier than the north end of a southbound baboon.

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