Search This Blog

Friday, July 20, 2012

Saving the Seeds

So I did a little research this morning on how to save the seeds of my favorite plants in my garden so that I can use them next season to plant those same varieties and enjoy the deliciousness for yet another year. I found out that some seeds (my tomatoes and cucumbers) need to be fermented and some seeds do not (green beans and watermelons). I've picked a few tomatoes for the "experiment" and we'll see how it goes. With a little luck I'll have another round of delicious Tommy Toes, Cherokee Purples and Better Boy tomatoes, as well as Burpless cucumbers and pole beans (stringed green beans) for next year.

For more information you can Google the ISSI (International Seed Saving Institute) for more information.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pickled Green Tomatoes

I ran into a small problem of the branches on one of my tomato plants broke off, and I was worried about losing all that delicious fruit. Life gave me I made lemonade! I knew from previous experience that I loved pickled green tomatoes, so I found a basic pickling recipe, added acouple of ingredients to it to fit my tastes, and wa-la...lemonade! Once the jars cool off I'll put them in the fridge for a few days to let the flavors soak into the tomatoes, then I'll update this page with the recipe and directions.

Wish me luck