The warm days are growing cooler. The kids are going back to school. Labor Day, the unofficial “end of summer,” is just around the corner. I love fall like everyone else, but before it gets here, I find myself savoring all the tastes of summer. As the season winds down, I don’t want to let [...]
Archive for the ‘tomatoes’ Category
Several weeks ago, I wrote about our experiment to see if caged tomatoes or free-roaming tomatoes would yield more fruit in our garden. We’ve been harvesting tomatoes for a few weeks now, and I thought I’d give an update.
The results are unscientific, and we’ve gotten fewer tomatoes this year than usual anyway, but I [...]
So after paying double for apples for the past few years, was it really worth it? A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals no difference in nutritional quality between organically-produced and conventionally-produced foods. The researchers studied 50 years worth of published food science articles and determined that the nutrient [...]
Everyone’s in search of the perfect tomato. Even before vegetable gardening got groovy again, it seemed like just about every other household had a few tomato plants in pots on the back porch. I’ve heard plenty of non-gardeners passionately argue the benefits of Better Boys, Early Girls, or some other favorite tomato variety.
And just as [...]