Tag Archives: Tomato

10 Tips for Picking the Best Tomato Plant this Weekend

  Holy Lycopene, you guys. There are over 700 tomato cultivars available today. Overwhelming! Picking the healthiest plant is the most important choice of all. Here’s some tips while at the nursery or this weekend’s Tomatomania! Buy a plant with a strong center stalk. Avoid the Charlie Brown plant. Avoid plants that are broken or […]

2016 Hope Gardens Guide to Heirloom Tomato (and Chili Peppers!)

Hope Gardens Guide to Non-GMO, Non-Monsanto mostly Heirloom Tomatoes 2016 Presently available heirloom tomatoes: Aunt Ruby’s German Green 80 days. Indeterminate. One of the largest green beefsteaks. They have brilliant, neon-green flesh with a strong, sweet, and fruity flavor. This family heirloom from Germany was the winner of the 2003 Heirloom Garden Show’s taste test. […]

Garden Gazpacho

  Use those over-ripe tomatoes in this light Spanish Gazpacho. Garden Gazpacho   INGREDIENTS   2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped   1 seedless cucumber or 1 pound Persian cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped   1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped   1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil   1 tablespoon salt   […]